Dallas Invents: 134 Patents Granted for Week of Aug 17

Dallas-Fort Worth ranked No. 11 for patent activity out of 250 metros.

Patents granted include:
•  Textron Innovations' autonomous package delivery aircraft
•  Siemens Industry Software's chain testing and diagnosis using two-dimensional scan architecture
•  Bank of America's IoT versatile nodes
•  Wilson Electronics' multiple antenna repeater architecture
•  IBM's prioritizing workload
•  Speedgrocers' method for order fulfillment
•  Bell Textron's VTOL aircraft with tilting rotors and tilting ducted fans
•  Capital One's vehicle purchasing tools

Dallas Fort Worth: U.S. Patents Granted in the Dallas Fort Worth region.Dallas Invents is a weekly look at U.S. patents granted with a connection to the Dallas-Fort Worth-Arlington metro area. Listings include patents granted to local assignees and/or those with a North Texas inventor. Patent activity can be an indicator of future economic growth, as well as the development of emerging markets and talent attraction. By tracking both inventors and assignees in the region, we aim to provide a broader view of the region’s inventive activity. Listings are organized by Cooperative Patent Classification (CPC). 

THIS WEEK, BY THE NUMBERS
Week of Aug. 17, 2021 | Dallas-Fort Worth-Arlington (19100) 

134 patents granted    Ranked No. 11 in patent production out of 250 metros


NO. OF PATENTS BY CLASSIFICATION

A: HUMAN NECESSITIES 11
B: PERFORMING OPERATIONS; TRANSPORTING 10
C: CHEMISTRY; METALLURGY 4
E: FIXED CONSTRUCTIONS 5
F: MECHANICAL ENGINEERING; LIGHTING; HEATING; WEAPONS; BLASTING 3
G: PHYSICS 38
H: ELECTRICITY 54
DESIGN: 8


TOP ASSIGNEES (NO. OF PATENTS)

Texas Instruments (Dallas) 28
Bank of America (Charlotte, NC) 11
Samsung Electronics Co. Ltd. (Suwon-si, KR) 7
Toyota Motor Engineering North America (Plano) 7
Verizon Patent and Licensing Inc. (Basking Ridge, NJ) 4
Halliburton Energy Services Inc. (Houston) 3
Raytheon Company (Waltham, MA) 3
Sandisk Technologies (Addison) 3
Building Materials Investment Corporation (Dallas) 2
UNASSIGNED 12


TOP LOCAL INVENTORS (NO. OF PATENTS) 

Eko Onggosanusi (Coppell) 3
Patrick N. Lawrence (Plano) 3
Daniel Boss (Morris Township, NJ) 2
Eric R. Anderson (Montclair, NJ) 2
Henry Litzmann Edwards (Garland) 2
Jayachandra Varma (Irving) 2
Lingtao Yu (Summit, NJ) 2
Linlin Xing (Wayne, NJ) 2
Manu Jacob Kurian (Dallas) 2
Manu Kurian (Dallas) 2


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UTILITY PATENTS

H U M A N   N E C E S S I T I E S

Wearable elastic pairing device for clothing
Patent No. 11089822 

Inventor(s): Alex J. Ramirez (Fort Worth, TX)
Assignee(s): UNASSIGNED
Law Firm: Leavitt Eldredge Law Firm (no location found)
Application No., Date, Speed: 16046435 on 07/26/2018 (1118 days app to issue)

Abstract: A pairing device for securing to articles of clothing together includes a first fastener assembly, having a male buckle having a rigid protrusion extending from the male buckle; and a first band attached to the male buckle and to secure to a first of the articles of clothing; a second fastener assembly, having a female buckle with a flexible opening to receive the rigid male protrusion; and a second band attached to the female buckle and to secure to a second of the articles of clothing; the male buckle and female buckle are to secure together, thereby securing the first article of clothing to the second article of clothing.

[A47B] TABLES; DESKS; OFFICE FURNITURE; CABINETS; DRAWERS; GENERAL DETAILS OF FURNITURE (jointing of furniture F16B 12/00)


Shoe tote
Patent No. 11089851 

Inventor(s): James Leaks, Jr. (Fort Worth, TX)
Assignee(s): SHOE PAC LLC (Dallas, TX)
Law Firm: Goodhue, Coleman Owens, P.C. (2 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 16282574 on 02/22/2019 (907 days app to issue)

Abstract: A shoe tote includes a first and a second shoe sock each with a first and second opposing side walls spaced apart by a bottom portion and a back portion. Each shoe sock has an exterior and an interior portion, designed to receive footwear. Each shoe socks contain a top portion opposing the bottom portion and a front portion opposing the back portion. Each shoe sock contains a closure mechanism. The shoe socks are separated by a strap. The strap has a first terminal end and a second terminal end. The strap further contains a first attachment disposed between the first terminal end of the strap and the first shoe sock. The strap also is comprised of a second attachment disposed between the second terminal end of the strap and the second shoe sock.

[A45C] PURSES; LUGGAGE; HAND CARRIED BAGS


Free-standing board with retractable wheels
Patent No. 11089873 

Inventor(s): Dony Dawson (Fort Worth, TX), Jeffrey R. Weilert (Fort Worth, TX), Stephen Savoie (Keller, TX)
Assignee(s): UNASSIGNED
Law Firm: Leavitt Eldredge Law Firm (no location found)
Application No., Date, Speed: 16896131 on 06/08/2020 (435 days app to issue)

Abstract: A mobile writing board system includes a frame extending from an upper portion to a lower portion; a writing board secured to the frame; a module secured to the lower portion of the frame; and a mobile device secured to the lower portion of the frame. The mobile device includes a housing; and a plurality of wheels configured to move within the housing while in a stationary position and configured to extend outside the housing during transit.

[A47B] TABLES; DESKS; OFFICE FURNITURE; CABINETS; DRAWERS; GENERAL DETAILS OF FURNITURE (jointing of furniture F16B 12/00)


Inflatable in-vivo capsule endoscope with magnetic guide
Patent No. 11089946 

Inventor(s): Kevin Rubey (Ventura, CA), Xiaodong Duan (Pleasanton, CA)
Assignee(s): ANX ROBOTICA CORP. (Plano, TX)
Law Firm: Pearl Cohen Zedek Latzer Baratz LLP (2 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 17062124 on 10/02/2020 (319 days app to issue)

Abstract: An inflatable in-vivo capsule endoscope and method of operation is provided. The inflatable in-vivo capsule endoscope may include a sensing device for capturing in-vivo images and one or more permanent magnets for magnetically guiding the endoscope, housed interior to a capsule-shaped body. The inflatable in-vivo capsule endoscope may include an inflatable buoy attached externally to the capsule-shaped body. An inflation device may inflate the in-vivo capsule endoscope to reduce its specific gravity by injecting gas into the inflatable buoy, such that when the inflatable buoy is injected with an above threshold volume of gas, the inflatable in-vivo capsule endoscope floats in liquid. The inflatable in-vivo capsule endoscope may be magnetically guided via its permanent magnets when exposed to an externally generated magnetic field. A reduced magnetic field strength and external magnet size may be used to magnetically navigate an inflated capsule floating in liquid than a conventional uninflated capsule.

[A61B] DIAGNOSIS; SURGERY; IDENTIFICATION (analysing biological material G01N, e.g. G01N 33/48)


Vertebral body reaming method
Patent No. 11090068 

Inventor(s): Bala K Giri (Dallas, TX), Jon Suh (Ambler, PA), Sean Suh (Milltown, NJ)
Assignee(s): CTL Medical Corporation (Addison, TX)
Law Firm: Brainspark Associates, LLC (1 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 16678889 on 11/08/2019 (648 days app to issue)

Abstract: Disclosed are improved orthopedic tools and methods for use during orthopedic surgical procedures, including joint arthroplasty and joint replacement procedures. More specifically, disclosed herein are improved apparatus for preparing bone and/or soft tissue of the spine and/or other regions for implantation of intervertebral implants.

[A61B] DIAGNOSIS; SURGERY; IDENTIFICATION (analysing biological material G01N, e.g. G01N 33/48)


Hydrophilicity alteration system and method
Patent No. 11090151 

Inventor(s): Josef F. Bille (Heidelberg, , DE), Ruth Sahler (Costa Mesa, CA), Stephen Q. Zhou (Irvine, CA)
Assignee(s): PERFECT IP, LLC (Dallas, TX)
Law Firm: Carstens Cahoon, LLP (Local)
Application No., Date, Speed: 14275325 on 05/12/2014 (2654 days app to issue)

Abstract: A system/method allowing hydrophilicity alteration of a polymeric material (PM) is disclosed. The PM hydrophilicity alteration changes the PM characteristics by decreasing the PM refractive index, increasing the PM electrical conductivity, and increasing the PM weight. The system/method incorporates a laser radiation source that generates tightly focused laser pulses within a three-dimensional portion of the PM to affect these changes in PM properties. The system/method may be applied to the formation of customized intraocular lenses comprising material (PLM) wherein the lens created using the system/method is surgically positioned within the eye of the patient. The implanted lens refractive index may then be optionally altered in situ with laser pulses to change the optical properties of the implanted lens and thus achieve optimal corrected patient vision. This system/method permits numerous in situ modifications of an implanted lens as the patient”s vision changes with age.

[A61F] FILTERS IMPLANTABLE INTO BLOOD VESSELS; PROSTHESES; DEVICES PROVIDING PATENCY TO, OR PREVENTING COLLAPSING OF, TUBULAR STRUCTURES OF THE BODY, E.G. STENTS; ORTHOPAEDIC, NURSING OR CONTRACEPTIVE DEVICES; FOMENTATION; TREATMENT OR PROTECTION OF EYES OR EARS; BANDAGES, DRESSINGS OR ABSORBENT PADS; FIRST-AID KITS (dental prosthetics A61C) [2006.01]


Methods and compositions for treatment of skin conditions
Patent No. 11090205 

Inventor(s): Michelle Matie (Plano, TX)
Assignee(s): Matie Holdings LLC (Plano, TX)
Law Firm: Hubbard Johnston, PLLC (Local)
Application No., Date, Speed: 16362600 on 03/22/2019 (879 days app to issue)

Abstract: Topical skin care compositions are described that include effective amounts of anti-inflammatory, antioxidant, silica and sugar compounds. In addition, methods of treating skin conditions are described, which include applying topically to a site of treatment a therapeutically effective amount of a composition comprising anti-inflammatory, antioxidant, silica and sugar compounds.

[A61K] PREPARATIONS FOR MEDICAL, DENTAL, OR TOILET PURPOSES (devices or methods specially adapted for bringing pharmaceutical products into particular physical or administering forms A61J 3/00; chemical aspects of, or use of materials for deodorisation of air, for disinfection or sterilisation, or for bandages, dressings, absorbent pads or surgical articles A61L; soap compositions C11D)


Topical skin compositions for treating rosacea and skin redness
Patent No. 11090352 

Inventor(s): David Gan (Southlake, TX), Geetha Kalahasti (Plano, TX), Tiffany Carle (Dallas, TX)
Assignee(s): Mary Kay Inc. (Addison, TX)
Law Firm: Norton Rose Fulbright US LLP (Local + 13 other metros)
Application No., Date, Speed: 16792751 on 02/17/2020 (547 days app to issue)

Abstract: The present invention relates generally to methods of use and compositions useful for treating skin. The composition includes a combination of [i]Phoenix dactylifera [/i]extract, tea tree oil, [i]Myrothamnus flabellifolia [/i]extract, and saccharide isomerate. This combination can be used to create topical skin compositions that reduce rosacea, erythema, and/or inflammation, and inhibit nitric oxide synthase, increase 2A adrenergic receptor agonist activity, reduce oxidation, increase anti-oxidant capacity of a composition or of skin, inhibit cyclooxygenase-2 (COX-2) production, inhibit vascular endothelial growth factor (VEGF) production, inhibit interleukin-6 (IL-6) and interleukin-8 (IL-8) production, reduce tumor necrosis factor alpha (TNF-) production, increase collagen stimulation, increase lysyl oxidase expression, inhibit matrix metalloproteinase 1 (MMP1) activity, increase occludin production, increase filaggrin production, and increase skin moisturization. This combination can also be used to reduce transient or persistent erythema, telangiectasia, inflammatory papules and/or pustules, transient or persistent flushing of the skin, and/or hyperplasia of a connective tissue.

[A61K] PREPARATIONS FOR MEDICAL, DENTAL, OR TOILET PURPOSES (devices or methods specially adapted for bringing pharmaceutical products into particular physical or administering forms A61J 3/00; chemical aspects of, or use of materials for deodorisation of air, for disinfection or sterilisation, or for bandages, dressings, absorbent pads or surgical articles A61L; soap compositions C11D)


System and method to control a non-paresthesia stimulation based on sensory action potentials
Patent No. 11090493 

Inventor(s): Melanie Goodman Keiser (McKinney, TX)
Assignee(s): PACESETTER, INC. (Sylmar, CA)
Law Firm: The Small Patent Law Group LLC (3 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 16398945 on 04/30/2019 (840 days app to issue)

Abstract: A system and method for controlling non-paresthesia stimulation of neural tissue of a patient. The method delivers a non-paresthesia stimulation waveform, senses sensory action potential (SAP) signals from the neural tissue of interest and analyzes the SAP signals to obtain SAP activity data for at least one of an SAP C-fiber component or an SAP A-delta fiber component. The method determines whether the SAP activity data satisfies a criteria of interest and adjusts at least one of the therapy parameters to change the non-paresthesia stimulation waveform when the SAP activity data does not satisfy the criteria of interest.

[A61N] ELECTROTHERAPY; MAGNETOTHERAPY; RADIATION THERAPY; ULTRASOUND THERAPY (measurement of bioelectric currents A61B; surgical instruments, devices or methods for transferring non-mechanical forms of energy to or from the body A61B 18/00; anaesthetic apparatus in general A61M; incandescent lamps H01K; infra-red radiators for heating H05B) [6]


Implantable medical device using permanent and temporary keys for therapeutic settings and related methods of operation
Patent No. 11090496 

Inventor(s): Christopher S. L. Crawford (Sunnyvale, TX)
Assignee(s): Advanced Neuromodulation Systems, Inc. (Plano, TX)
Law Firm: Norton Rose Fulbright US LLP (Local + 13 other metros)
Application No., Date, Speed: 16179735 on 11/02/2018 (1019 days app to issue)

Abstract: In one embodiment, an implantable medical device (IMD) comprises: therapeutic circuitry for controlling delivery of a medical therapy to a patient; a processor for controlling the IMD according to executable code; wireless communication circuitry for conducting wireless communications; and memory for storing data and executable code, wherein the executable comprises code for causing the processor to (1) communicate with an external programming device to define therapeutic settings for operation of the IMD, (2) perform validation operations on one or more instances of therapeutic settings by determining whether a respective instance of therapeutic settings is accompanied by permanent validation data or temporary validation data, wherein the validation operations comprise analyzing temporary validation data against at least one key of a plurality of cryptographic keys stored by the IMD.

[A61N] ELECTROTHERAPY; MAGNETOTHERAPY; RADIATION THERAPY; ULTRASOUND THERAPY (measurement of bioelectric currents A61B; surgical instruments, devices or methods for transferring non-mechanical forms of energy to or from the body A61B 18/00; anaesthetic apparatus in general A61M; incandescent lamps H01K; infra-red radiators for heating H05B) [6]


System and method for biological treatment planning and decision support
Patent No. 11090508 

Inventor(s): Michael Matthew Folkerts (Carrollton, TX)
Assignee(s): Varian Medical Systems International AG (Cham, , CH), Varian medical Systems Particle Therapy GmbH Co. KG (Troisdorf, , DE), Varian Medical Systems, Inc. (Palo Alto, CA)
Law Firm: No Counsel
Application No., Date, Speed: 16297448 on 03/08/2019 (893 days app to issue)

Abstract: Embodiments of the present invention provide an integrated solution to radiotherapy treatment planning that enables accurate recording and accumulation of physical parameters as input (e.g., dose, dose rate, irradiation time per voxel, etc.). User-defined functions are evaluated to correlate the input parameters with 4D biological outcomes. The resulting biological parameters can be visualized as a biological outcome map to evaluate decisions, support decisions, and optimize decisions regarding the parameters of the radiotherapy treatment plan, for example, for supporting clinical trials and related clinical research.

[A61N] ELECTROTHERAPY; MAGNETOTHERAPY; RADIATION THERAPY; ULTRASOUND THERAPY (measurement of bioelectric currents A61B; surgical instruments, devices or methods for transferring non-mechanical forms of energy to or from the body A61B 18/00; anaesthetic apparatus in general A61M; incandescent lamps H01K; infra-red radiators for heating H05B) [6]


 

O P E R A T I O N S  &  T R A N S P O R T

Method and tool to improve efficiency and effectiveness of waterjet de-burr process
Patent No. 11090779 

Inventor(s): Mohamad Ashraf Mohd Arshad (Kuala Lumpur, , MY)
Assignee(s): TEXAS INSTRUMENTS INCORPORATED (Dallas, TX)
Law Firm: No Counsel
Application No., Date, Speed: 16442316 on 06/14/2019 (795 days app to issue)

Abstract: A waterjet nozzle is provided for deflashing a leadless package device. The waterjet nozzle has a central core having a conically shaped passage between a nozzle inlet, lying in a first plane, and a nozzle outlet, lying in a second plane. The nozzle includes a groove, in the waterjet nozzle, above a third plane defining an end of the waterjet nozzle, along a first line in the third plane. A tube connects the nozzle outlet to the groove. The nozzle includes a flange, lying below the third plane along a second line, in the third plane, intersecting the first line. The waterjet nozzle may be used to deflash a leadframe package by inserting the flange from a waterjet nozzle into a singulation cut on a lead frame; and injecting a waterjet through the conically-shaped passage from the nozzle inlet through the nozzle outlet.

[B24C] ABRASIVE OR RELATED BLASTING WITH PARTICULATE MATERIAL


Vehicle tire pressure learning system and method
Patent No. 11090986 

Inventor(s): Emily S Lerner (Brighton, MI), Kristofer Kusano (Ann Arbor, MI), Ryan M Wiesenberg (Ann Arbor, MI)
Assignee(s): TOYOTA MOTOR ENGINEERING MANUFACTURING NORTH AMERICA, INC. (Plano, TX)
Law Firm: Jordan IP Law, LLC (2 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 16842275 on 04/07/2020 (497 days app to issue)

Abstract: Methods and systems may provide for technology to collect data related to tire pressure of a vehicle via one or more tire pressure monitoring sensors (TPMS), and provide a warning for a low or high tire pressure based on weather patterns determined by a historic weather data subsystem. The weather patterns may include fluctuations and steady states of temperature. A TPMS machine learning subsystem may use tire pressure data and weather data to provide an alert as to whether an indicator associated with the one or more TPMS sensors was activated due to changing weather. The TPMS machine learning subsystem may also determine a probable accuracy of the TPMS alert based on the TPMS data and weather-related data including checking for outliners in the weather patterns.

[B60C] VEHICLE TYRES (manufacture, repairing B29); TYRE INFLATION; TYRE CHANGING; CONNECTING VALVES TO INFLATABLE ELASTIC BODIES IN GENERAL; DEVICES OR ARRANGEMENTS RELATED TO TYRES (testing of tyres G01M 17/02) [5]


Overhead automatic heating, ventilation, and air conditioning (HVAC) apparatus
Patent No. 11091006 

Inventor(s): Lawrence Rutherford (Dallas, TX)
Assignee(s): UNASSIGNED
Law Firm: Gibraltar Consulting LLC (1 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 16743642 on 01/15/2020 (580 days app to issue)

Abstract: An overhead automatic Heating, Ventilation, and Air Conditioning (HVAC) apparatus can be installed in an overhead surface within various types of vehicles, structures, and buildings, in order to maintain comfortable temperature inside of the respective environment. The overhead automatic HVAC apparatus can be installed in the roof of an automobile, allowing the driver to return to a comfortable temperature. Also this provides safety, preventing a child left inside of the automobile from being harmed due to extreme temperatures. The overhead automatic HVAC apparatus can be installed in a roof of a military vehicle, such as an High Mobility Multipurpose Wheeled Vehicle (HMMWV), or the ceiling of an office inside of a commercial building. The overhead automatic HVAC apparatus can be self-powered, including a battery and a solar-powered generator which allows the overhead automatic HVAC apparatus to run when conventional AC units are off, reduces costs, and power consumption.

[B60H] ARRANGEMENTS OR ADAPTATIONS OF HEATING, COOLING, VENTILATING, OR OTHER AIR-TREATING DEVICES SPECIALLY FOR PASSENGER OR GOODS SPACES OF VEHICLES


Automotive door impact protection beam catch tab
Patent No. 11091012 

Inventor(s): Paxton S. Williams (Milan, MI)
Assignee(s): TOYOTA MOTOR ENGINEERING MANUFACTURING NORTH AMERICA, INC. (Plano, TX)
Law Firm: Haynes and Boone, LLP (Local + 13 other metros)
Application No., Date, Speed: 16710347 on 12/11/2019 (615 days app to issue)

Abstract: Disclosed is a retention system for an automotive door impact protection beam. The system comprises a bracket coupled to a door panel of a vehicle, the bracket comprising an aperture, and an impact protection beam coupled to the bracket and positioned adjacent to the door panel of the vehicle. The system further comprises a longitudinal primary face that includes a longitudinally extending mast comprising a stiffening bead and a hook end, wherein the mast extends through the aperture of the bracket, a first coupling shoulder coupled to the door panel, a shelf projecting laterally from a top edge of the primary face, a longitudinal secondary face projecting from an edge of the shelf; and a second coupling shoulder coupled to the door panel. The shelf includes an opening that is longer and wider than the mast.

[B60J] WINDOWS, WINDSCREENS, NON-FIXED ROOFS, DOORS, OR SIMILAR DEVICES FOR VEHICLES; REMOVABLE EXTERNAL PROTECTIVE COVERINGS SPECIALLY ADAPTED FOR VEHICLES (fastening, suspending, closing, or opening of such devices E05)


Components with SMA-controlled hinge
Patent No. 11091060 

Inventor(s): Brian J. Pinkelman (Ann Arbor, MI), Mark A. Gummin (Silverton, OR), Ryohei Tsuruta (Ann Arbor, MI), Umesh N. Gandhi (Farmington Hills, MI)
Assignee(s): Toyota Motor Engineering Manufacturing North America, Inc. (Plano, TX)
Law Firm: Darrow Mustafa PC (2 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 16244173 on 01/10/2019 (950 days app to issue)

Abstract: A shape memory alloy (SMA) controlled hinge assembly is provided, including assemblies and combinations for adjusting a shape or position of an occupant support component, such as a vehicle seat support component or other seating component. The assembly includes an occupant support component and a hinge assembly configured to adjust a shape or position of at least a portion of the occupant support component. The hinge assembly includes a stationary plate and a movable plate rotatable relative to the base plate about a fixed axis of rotation. The hinge assembly includes a shape memory alloy wire coupling the stationary plate with the movable plate. An actuator is provided and configured to transform the phase of the shape memory alloy wire. In various aspects, the occupant support component is selected from one of a seat bottom; a seatback; a seat bolster; a seat head rest, and the like.

[B60N] VEHICLE PASSENGER ACCOMMODATION NOT OTHERWISE PROVIDED FOR (furniture construction A47)


Autonomous driving support systems including vehicle headrest monitoring devices and methods incorporating the same
Patent No. 11091168 

Inventor(s): Chungchih Chou (Ann Arbor, MI), Muhamed Kusay Farooq (Dearborn, MI), Paul Schmalenberg (Ann Arbor, MI)
Assignee(s): TOYOTA MOTOR ENGINEERING MANUFACTURING NORTH AMERICA, INC. (Plano, TX)
Law Firm: Dinsmore Shohl LLP (14 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 16264414 on 01/31/2019 (929 days app to issue)

Abstract: A driver support system of a vehicle that includes a neuroimaging sensor and a positioning sensor, the neuroimaging sensor detects neurological signals of an occupant and the positioning sensor detects a position of the occupant. The neuroimaging sensor is configured to be positioned within the vehicle distally from the occupant. The system further includes a processor and non-transitory computer-readable medium storing computer-readable instructions executed by the processor to generate a brainwave map based on the neurological signals, calibrate the brainwave map based on the position of the occupant, and determine a mental state of the occupant based on the calibrated-brainwave map. The processor further actuates vehicle support control in response to determining the mental state of the occupant.

[B60W] CONJOINT CONTROL OF VEHICLE SUB-UNITS OF DIFFERENT TYPE OR DIFFERENT FUNCTION; CONTROL SYSTEMS SPECIALLY ADAPTED FOR HYBRID VEHICLES; ROAD VEHICLE DRIVE CONTROL SYSTEMS FOR PURPOSES NOT RELATED TO THE CONTROL OF A PARTICULAR SUB-UNIT [2006.01]


Methods for separating rotor blade cuffs from rotor blade bodies
Patent No. 11091254 

Inventor(s): David Littlejohn (Haslet, TX), Eric C. Boyle (Haslet, TX), Ryan Lehto (Crowley, TX), Sven R. Lofstrom (Irving, TX)
Assignee(s): SIKORSKY AIRCRAFT CORPORATION (Stratford, CT)
Law Firm: Foley Lardner LLP (Local + 13 other metros)
Application No., Date, Speed: 16230321 on 12/21/2018 (970 days app to issue)

Abstract: A rotor blade disassembly method includes applying spanwise support to a rotor blade body and heating a bond disposed on an end of the rotor blade body. The method also includes removing the spanwise support from the rotor blade body and exerting shear stress on the bond using weight of the rotor blade body. A blade disassembly system is also described.

[B64C] AEROPLANES; HELICOPTERS (air-cushion vehicles B60V)


Autonomous package delivery aircraft
Patent No. 11091257 

Inventor(s): John Richard McCullough (Weatherford, TX), Paul K. Oldroyd (Azle, TX)
Assignee(s): Textron Innovations Inc. (Providence, RI)
Law Firm: Lawrence Youst PLLC (Local)
Application No., Date, Speed: 16925196 on 07/09/2020 (404 days app to issue)

Abstract: An autonomous package delivery aircraft is operable to transition between thrust-borne lift in a VTOL orientation and wing-borne lift in a forward flight orientation. The aircraft includes an airframe with a distributed thrust array coupled thereto. A flight control system is operably associated with the distributed thrust array and is configured to independently control each of the propulsion assemblies of the distributed thrust array. A package delivery module is coupled to the airframe. In the VTOL orientation, a first pair of propulsion assemblies is forward of the package delivery module while a second pair of propulsion assemblies is aft of the package delivery module. In a forward flight orientation, the first pair of propulsion assemblies is below the package delivery module and the second pair of propulsion assemblies is above the package delivery module.

[B64C] AEROPLANES; HELICOPTERS (air-cushion vehicles B60V)


VTOL aircraft with tilting rotors and tilting ducted fans
Patent No. 11091258 

Inventor(s): Daniel B. Robertson (Southlake, TX), Kirk L. Groninga (Keller, TX)
Assignee(s): Bell Textron Inc. (Fort Worth, TX)
Law Firm: Shackelford, Bowen, McKinley Norton, LLP (no location found)
Application No., Date, Speed: 16442288 on 06/14/2019 (795 days app to issue)

Abstract: An exemplary tiltrotor aircraft having a vertical takeoff and landing (VTOL) flight mode and a forward flight mode includes tiltable rotors located at forward boom ends, tiltable ducted fans located at wings aft of the forward boom ends, and aft rotors located on aft boom portions.

[B64C] AEROPLANES; HELICOPTERS (air-cushion vehicles B60V)


Apparatus for releasably holding a socket
Patent No. 11091778 

Inventor(s): Stanley D. Winnard (Dallas, TX)
Assignee(s): UNASSIGNED
Law Firm: Booth Albanesi Schroeder PLLC (Local)
Application No., Date, Speed: 16499783 on 03/31/2017 (1600 days app to issue)

Abstract: A socket organizer for releasably and adjustably holding socket holders is provided. The organizer has a longitudinally extending rail assembly characterized by a generally U-shaped channel. A plurality of socket holders are positioned in and slidingly engage the channel. Each socket holder has a detent assembly for releasably locking a socket. A plurality of clip members are attached to the rail assembly or to mounting posts. The clip members have socket identification indicia and are positioned over the mounting posts by way of an aperture. A positioning mechanism is provided for selectively positioning individual socket holders in the channel.

[B25H] WORKSHOP EQUIPMENT, e.g. FOR MARKING-OUT WORK; STORAGE MEANS FOR WORKSHOPS


 

C H E M I S T R Y & M E T A L L U R G Y

Antioxidant inflammation modulators: oleanolic acid derivatives with amino and other modifications at c-17
Patent No. 11091430 

Inventor(s): Eric Anderson (Southlake, TX), Melean Visnick (Irving, TX), Xin Jiang (Coppell, TX)
Assignee(s): REATA PHARMACEUTICALS, INC. (Irving, TX)
Law Firm: Parker Highlander PLLC (1 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 16786429 on 02/10/2020 (554 days app to issue)

Abstract:

[C07C] ACYCLIC OR CARBOCYCLIC COMPOUNDS (macromolecular compounds C08; production of organic compounds by electrolysis or electrophoresis C25B 3/00, C25B 7/00)


Method for preparation of N-acetyl cysteine amide and derivatives thereof
Patent No. 11091433 

Inventor(s): Anja Rubenstein (Florence, SC), Doug Johnson (Arvada, CO), G. Michael Wall (Fort Worth, TX), Josh Bolger (Florence, SC), Rodney Tucker (Hartsville, SC)
Assignee(s): Nacuity Pharmaceutials, Inc. (Fort Worth, TX)
Law Firm: Chalker Flores, LLP (Local)
Application No., Date, Speed: 16818416 on 03/13/2020 (522 days app to issue)

Abstract: The present invention includes methods for making and isolating N-acetylcysteine amide, (2R,2R)-3,3-disulfanediyl bis(2-acetamidopropanamide, diNACA), intermediates and derivatives thereof comprising: contacting cystine with an alcohol and a chlorinating reagent to form an organic solution containing L-cystine dimethylester dihydrochloride; combining dried or undried L-cystine dimethylester dihydrochloride with a triethylamine, an acetic anhydride, and an acetonitrile to form a di-N-acetylcystine dimethylester; mixing dried di-N-acetylcystine dimethylester with ammonium hydroxide to form a di-N-acetylcystine amide (diNACA); and separating dried di-N-acetylcystine dimethylester into N-acetylcysteine amide with dithiothreitol, triethylamine and an alcohol.

[C07C] ACYCLIC OR CARBOCYCLIC COMPOUNDS (macromolecular compounds C08; production of organic compounds by electrolysis or electrophoresis C25B 3/00, C25B 7/00)


Synthetic binder of breast cancer stem cells
Patent No. 11091516 

Inventor(s): Chao Long (Richardson, TX), Jiyong Lee (Plano, TX), Jonghae Youn (Plano, TX), Luxi Chen (Allen, TX), Peiyuan Kang (Arlington, TX), Zhenpeng Qin (Allen, TX)
Assignee(s): BOARD OF REGENTS, THE UNIVERSITY OF TEXAS SYSTEM (Austin, TX)
Law Firm: Parker Highlander PLLC (1 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 16739516 on 01/10/2020 (585 days app to issue)

Abstract: The present disclosure provides a for peptoid compounds that bind selective to cancer stem cells (CSCs), particularly those associated with breast cancer. Conjugates of the peptoids to detactable labels and therapeutic agent are contemplated as are methods of diagnosing and treating breast cancer.

[C07K] PEPTIDES (peptides containing fl-lactam rings C07D; cyclic dipeptides not having in their molecule any other peptide link than those which form their ring, e.g. piperazine-2,5-diones, C07D; ergot alkaloids of the cyclic peptide type C07D 519/02; single cell proteins, enzymes C12N; genetic engineering processes for obtaining peptides C12N 15/00) [4]


Therapeutic oligonucleotides
Patent No. 11091765 

Inventor(s): David Spetzler (Paradise Valley, AZ), Heather O”Neill (Mesa, AZ), Mark Miglarese (Phoenix, AZ)
Assignee(s): Caris Science, Inc. (Irving, TX)
Law Firm: Fish Richardson P.C. (Local + 13 other metros)
Application No., Date, Speed: 16783412 on 02/06/2020 (558 days app to issue)

Abstract: Methods and compositions are provided for oligonucleotides that bind targets of interest. The targets include cells and microvesicles, such as those derived from various diseases. The oligonucleotides can be used for diagnostic and therapeutic purposes. The target of the oligonucleotides can be a therapeutic target such as Complement Component 1, Q Subcomponent (C1q) or a subunit thereof.

[C12N] MICROORGANISMS OR ENZYMES; COMPOSITIONS THEREOF (biocides, pest repellants or attractants, or plant growth regulators containing microorganisms, viruses, microbial fungi, enzymes, fermentates, or substances produced by, or extracted from, microorganisms or animal material A01N 63/00; medicinal preparations A61K; fertilisers C05F); PROPAGATING, PRESERVING, OR MAINTAINING MICROORGANISMS; MUTATION OR GENETIC ENGINEERING; CULTURE MEDIA (microbiological testing media C12Q 1/00) [3]


 

F I X E D  C O N S T R U C T I O N S

Cable guardrail safety system
Patent No. 11091890 

Inventor(s): Brian Smith (Dallas, TX), Gregory A. Neece (Midlothian, TX), Peter Bergendahl (ngelholm, , SE)
Assignee(s): TRINITY INDUSTRIES, INC. (Dallas, TX)
Law Firm: Baker Botts, LLP (Local + 6 other metros)
Application No., Date, Speed: 13233479 on 09/15/2011 (3624 days app to issue)

Abstract: A safety barrier comprises a plurality of posts spaced from each other and disposed adjacent to a roadway, each post having a cross section defined in part by a web and a pair of legs extending therefrom. Additionally, each post has one slot formed in the web of the post extending from an upper end of the post. A first cable and a second cable are releasably engaged with and supported by the posts and disposed within each slot between the respective legs of each post. A third cable and a fourth cable are each coupled to an exterior surface of the posts. The posts and the first, second, third and fourth cables cooperate to prevent a vehicle from leaving the roadway.

[E01F] ADDITIONAL WORK, SUCH AS EQUIPPING ROADS OR THE CONSTRUCTION OF PLATFORMS, HELICOPTER LANDING STAGES, SIGNS, SNOW FENCES, OR THE LIKE


Toilet fill valve with valve lock
Patent No. 11091902 

Inventor(s): Larry L. Schneider (Wadsworth, IL), Michael J. Schuster (Shorewood, IL)
Assignee(s): Danco, Inc. (Irving, TX)
Law Firm: Thomas | Horstemeyer, LLP (no location found)
Application No., Date, Speed: 16820563 on 03/16/2020 (519 days app to issue)

Abstract: Disclosed are various embodiments of a lockable toilet fill valve and methods according to the present invention. In one embodiment, a toilet fill valve includes a float/arm assembly. The toilet fill valve is closed when the float/arm assembly is disposed in a first position. The toilet fill valve being open when the float/arm assembly is disposed in a second position. A shuttle switch is associated with the float/arm assembly. The shuttle switch includes an unlock position and a lock position, wherein the shuttle switch fixes the float/arm assembly in the first position when the shuttle switch is in the lock position.

[E03D] WATER-CLOSETS OR URINALS WITH FLUSHING DEVICES; FLUSHING VALVES THEREFOR


Modular electro-hydraulic downhole control system
Patent No. 11091971 

Inventor(s): Michael Stephen Oser (Frisco, TX)
Assignee(s): Halliburton Energy Services, Inc. (Houston, TX)
Law Firm: C. Tumey Law Group PLLC (no location found)
Application No., Date, Speed: 16628539 on 08/25/2017 (1453 days app to issue)

Abstract: A downhole tool includes a hydraulically operated actuation device to actuate the downhole tool and a control system that regulates flow of hydraulic fluid to the actuation device. The control system includes a pilot module and a power module. The power module has a first solenoid valve and a second solenoid valve fluidly coupled to a pressure source and a fluid return. The power module is fluidly coupled to the actuation device at an output line and a power line. A first power module check valve is arranged in the power line, a second power module check valve is arranged in a control pressure return line fluidly coupled to the fluid return, a first input communicates with the first solenoid valve, and a second input communicates with the second solenoid valve. A pilot-operated check valve is actuatable in response to a pilot signal to drain hydraulic fluid from the power module.

[E21B] EARTH OR ROCK DRILLING (mining, quarrying E21C; making shafts, driving galleries or tunnels E21D); OBTAINING OIL, GAS, WATER, SOLUBLE OR MELTABLE MATERIALS OR A SLURRY OF MINERALS FROM WELLS [5]


Equalizing device
Patent No. 11091982 

Inventor(s): Bharat Bajirao Pawar (Carrollton, TX), Jimmie Robert Williamson, Jr. (Carrollton, TX)
Assignee(s): Halliburton Energy Services, Inc. (Houston, TX)
Law Firm: Parker Justiss, P.C. (2 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 16691324 on 11/21/2019 (635 days app to issue)

Abstract: Embodiments of an equalizing device for use with a safety valve and a safety valve are provided herein. In one embodiment, the equalizing device includes at least a tubular having a central bore extending axially there through, the tubular having a ball seat. The equalizing device may further include a ball positioned proximate the ball seat, the ball configured to move from a first position engaged with the ball seat to a second position disengaged from the ball seat to equalize pressure across the safety valve, and an arced ring positioned radially outside the ball, the arced ring configured to keep the ball engaged with the ball seat when in the first position and maintain the ball radially outside the ball seat when in the second position.

[E21B] EARTH OR ROCK DRILLING (mining, quarrying E21C; making shafts, driving galleries or tunnels E21D); OBTAINING OIL, GAS, WATER, SOLUBLE OR MELTABLE MATERIALS OR A SLURRY OF MINERALS FROM WELLS [5]


Methods and apparatus for cement bond evaluation through production tubing
Patent No. 11091999 

Inventor(s): Jun Zhang (Katy, TX), Yibing Zheng (West University, TX)
Assignee(s): Probe Technology Services, Inc. (Fort Worth, TX)
Law Firm: D. Tiller Law PLLC (1 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 16006064 on 06/12/2018 (1162 days app to issue)

Abstract: Various downhole logging tools and methods of using and making the same are disclosed. In one aspect a method evaluating cement bond quality in a well is provided. In a well with a particular casing/tubing configuration, waveforms of acoustic energy returning from the tubing and the casing with the tubing present are recorded. A frequency spectrum from the recorded waveforms is determined. Amplitudes of the returning acoustic energy at one or more preselected frequency(s) of interest of a range of frequencies at which the amplitudes are noticeably affected by cement bond quality for the particular casing/tubing configuration are determined. The determined amplitudes are compared with one or more baseline amplitudes to look for indications of cement bond quality. Other aspects involve time domain analysis.

[E21B] EARTH OR ROCK DRILLING (mining, quarrying E21C; making shafts, driving galleries or tunnels E21D); OBTAINING OIL, GAS, WATER, SOLUBLE OR MELTABLE MATERIALS OR A SLURRY OF MINERALS FROM WELLS [5]


 

M E C H A N I C A L  E N G I N E E R I N G
LIGHTING | HEATING | WEAPONS | BLASTING

 

Methods and systems for operating HVAC systems in low load conditions
Patent No. 11092368 

Inventor(s): Der-Kai Hung (Dallas, TX)
Assignee(s): Lennox Industries Inc. (Richardson, TX)
Law Firm: Baker Botts L.L.P. (Local + 8 other metros)
Application No., Date, Speed: 16459847 on 07/02/2019 (777 days app to issue)

Abstract: A system comprising a compressor, a first valve coupled to the compressor and coupled to a first coil, a first expansion valve coupled to the first coil, a second coil, and a second expansion valve. The second expansion valve coupled to a third coil, a second valve coupled to the compressor and the third coil. A controller operable to operate the first valve, the first expansion valve, the second expansion valve, and the second valve. The second coil is coupled to the compressor and the refrigerant flows from the second coil to the compressor.

[F25B] REFRIGERATION MACHINES, PLANTS, OR SYSTEMS; COMBINED HEATING AND REFRIGERATION SYSTEMS; HEAT PUMP SYSTEMS (heat-transfer, heat-exchange or heat-storage materials, e.g. refrigerants, or materials for the production of heat or cold by chemical reactions other than by combustion C09K 5/00; pumps, compressors F04; use of heat pumps for domestic or space-heating or for domestic hot-water supply F24D; air-conditioning, air-humidification F24F; fluid heaters using heat pumps F24H)


Integrated suction header assembly
Patent No. 11092369 

Inventor(s): Robert H. Austin, Jr. (Columbus, GA)
Assignee(s): Heatcraft Refrigeration Products LLC (Richardson, TX)
Law Firm: Shackelford, Bowen, McKinley Norton, LLP (no location found)
Application No., Date, Speed: 16553224 on 08/28/2019 (720 days app to issue)

Abstract: The present application provides a refrigeration system. The refrigeration system may include an evaporator assembly, a suction header assembly with a suction header heat exchanger therein, and a liquid header in communication with the suction header heat exchanger.

[F25B] REFRIGERATION MACHINES, PLANTS, OR SYSTEMS; COMBINED HEATING AND REFRIGERATION SYSTEMS; HEAT PUMP SYSTEMS (heat-transfer, heat-exchange or heat-storage materials, e.g. refrigerants, or materials for the production of heat or cold by chemical reactions other than by combustion C09K 5/00; pumps, compressors F04; use of heat pumps for domestic or space-heating or for domestic hot-water supply F24D; air-conditioning, air-humidification F24F; fluid heaters using heat pumps F24H)


Metal injection molded primer insert for polymer ammunition
Patent No. 11092413 

Inventor(s): Lonnie Burrow (Carrollton, TX)
Assignee(s): TRUE VELOCITY IP HOLDINGS, LLC (Garland, TX)
Law Firm: Singleton Law, PLLC (no location found)
Application No., Date, Speed: 14748508 on 06/24/2015 (2246 days app to issue)

Abstract: The present invention provides an injection molded primer insert for polymer ammunition comprising: a top surface opposite a bottom surface; a primer flash hole aperture positioned in the top surface extending through to the bottom surface; a substantially cylindrical coupling element extending away from the bottom surface forming an interior surface inside the substantially cylindrical coupling element and an exterior surface; a primer recess in the top surface that extends toward the bottom surface, a primer flash aperture positioned in the primer recess to extend through the bottom surface, and a flange that extends circumferentially about an outer edge of the top surface, wherein the flange is adapted to receive a polymer overmolding.

[F42B] EXPLOSIVE CHARGES, e.g. FOR BLASTING; FIREWORKS; AMMUNITION (explosive compositions C06B; fuzes F42C; blasting F42D) [5]


 

P H Y S I C S

Leakage compensation for a detector
Patent No. 11092482 

Inventor(s): Nagesh Surendranath (Bangalore, , IN), Rakul Viswanath (Bangalore, , IN)
Assignee(s): TEXAS INSTRUMENTS INCORPORATED (Dallas, TX)
Law Firm: No Counsel
Application No., Date, Speed: 16277653 on 02/15/2019 (914 days app to issue)

Abstract: A circuit for use in a system that includes a detector, wherein the circuit comprises an input terminal to receive a detector signal from the detector external to the circuit, the detector signal to include an error charge corresponding to a leakage current. The circuit further comprises an amplifier coupled to the input terminal to receive input signals corresponding to the detector signal, including the error charge applied to an input of the amplifier. The circuit further comprises a feedback path coupled across the amplifier, wherein the feedback path comprises a first switch coupled across a leakage resistor and to a leakage capacitor for discharging a feedback compensation charge from the leakage capacitor and onto the input of the amplifier to substantially cancel the error charge.

[G01J] MEASUREMENT OF INTENSITY, VELOCITY, SPECTRAL CONTENT, POLARISATION, PHASE OR PULSE CHARACTERISTICS OF INFRA-RED, VISIBLE OR ULTRA-VIOLET LIGHT; COLORIMETRY; RADIATION PYROMETRY [2]


Analyte-induced chiroptical changes
Patent No. 11092539 

Inventor(s): Neal Gregory Skinner (Lewisville, TX)
Assignee(s): Halliburton Energy Services, Inc. (Houston, TX)
Law Firm: Kilpatrick Townsend Stockton LLP (14 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 15755651 on 11/11/2015 (2106 days app to issue)

Abstract: Systems and methods are provided for determining a presence, type, or amount of an analyte in fluid. An analyte sensor can include a substrate that includes a chiral molecule for sensing the presence of the analyte in the fluid. A property of the chiral molecule may change in response to sensing the presence of the analyte. The change in the property of the chiral molecule can cause a change in polarization of a beam of light traveling through the substrate. The presence, type, or amount of the analyte can be determined based on the change in polarization of the beam of light. The analyte sensor, along with optical fibers, can be used to determine the presence, type, or amount of an analyte in a fluid sample from a wellbore.

[G01N] INVESTIGATING OR ANALYSING MATERIALS BY DETERMINING THEIR CHEMICAL OR PHYSICAL PROPERTIES (measuring or testing processes other than immunoassay, involving enzymes or microorganisms C12M, C12Q)


Offset cancellation device for micro-electromechanical system
Patent No. 11092618 

Inventor(s): Fabio Romano (Coppell, TX)
Assignee(s): STMicroelectronics, Inc. (Coppell, TX)
Law Firm: Seed Intellectual Property Law Group LLP (1 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 16593162 on 10/04/2019 (683 days app to issue)

Abstract: The present disclosure is directed to a system that includes a sensor and a signal conditioner coupled to the sensor. The signal conditioner includes signal processing circuitry coupled to the sensor and offset cancellation circuitry. The offset cancellation circuitry includes a sign detector configured to output a high signal or a low signal based on a sign of an output signal from the signal processing circuitry, an integrator coupled to the sign detector, and a divider coupled to the integrator and to an input of the signal processing circuitry.

[G06G] ANALOGUE COMPUTERS (analogue optical computing devices G06E 3/00; computer systems based on specific computational models G06N)


Chain testing and diagnosis using two-dimensional scan architecture
Patent No. 11092645 

Inventor(s): Wu-Tung Cheng (Lake Oswego, OR), Yu Huang (West Linn, OR)
Assignee(s): Siemens Industry Software Inc. (Plano, TX)
Law Firm: No Counsel
Application No., Date, Speed: 16695322 on 11/26/2019 (630 days app to issue)

Abstract: A test pattern is shifted into scan chains in a circuit in a first direction. The scan cells on each of the scan chains are further coupled to corresponding scan cells on two other scan chains in the scan chains such that data bits stored in the scan cells can be shifted circularly in a second direction orthogonal to the first direction based on a control signal. The loaded test pattern is then shifted in the second direction for a number of clock cycles equal to the number of the scan chains. The test pattern is then shifted in the first direction out of the scan chains to generate a chain test result. Faulty scan cell candidates on faulty scan chains may be determined based on part of the chain test result for one of good scan chains.

[G01R] MEASURING ELECTRIC VARIABLES; MEASURING MAGNETIC VARIABLES (indicating correct tuning of resonant circuits H03J 3/12)


Re-programmable self-test
Patent No. 11092650 

Inventor(s): Alan David Hales (Richardson, TX), Neil John Simpson (Rockwall, TX)
Assignee(s): TEXAS INSTRUMENTS INCORPORATED (Dallas, TX)
Law Firm: No Counsel
Application No., Date, Speed: 16371316 on 04/01/2019 (869 days app to issue)

Abstract: A built-in self-test (BIST) method includes providing expanded test patterns to a logic circuit under test, generating a first signature based on a response of the logic circuit to the expanded test patterns, generating a second signature based on the first signature, wherein the second signature is a compressed version of the first signature, selecting one of the first signature or the second signature in response to a control signal, comparing the selected one of the first signature or the second signature to an expected signature, and, based on the comparison of the selected one of the first signature or the second signature to the expected signature, determining that the logic circuit passes or fails BIST.

[G01R] MEASURING ELECTRIC VARIABLES; MEASURING MAGNETIC VARIABLES (indicating correct tuning of resonant circuits H03J 3/12)


Fluxgate magnetic field detection method and circuit
Patent No. 11092656 

Inventor(s): Martijn F. Snoeij (Erding, , DE), Viola Schffer (Freising, , DE)
Assignee(s): Texas Instruments Incorporated (Dallas, TX)
Law Firm: No Counsel
Application No., Date, Speed: 14975777 on 12/19/2015 (2068 days app to issue)

Abstract: A circuit and method for magnetic field detection is disclosed. A fluxgate sensor comprises a fluxgate having a first core and a second core. A sense coil has a first winding around the first fluxgate core and a second winding around the second fluxgate core. A fluxgate detection circuit is coupled to the sense coil and outputs a signal proportional to an external magnetic field applied to the fluxgate. A detection circuit is coupled to the first winding and outputs a signal that indicates whether voltage pulses have been detected on the first winding.

[G01R] MEASURING ELECTRIC VARIABLES; MEASURING MAGNETIC VARIABLES (indicating correct tuning of resonant circuits H03J 3/12)


Transmit signal design for an optical distance measurement system
Patent No. 11092674 

Inventor(s): Baher S. Haroun (Allen, TX), David P. Magee (Allen, TX), Nirmal C. Warke (Saratoga, CA)
Assignee(s): TEXAS INSTRUMENTS INCORPORATED (Dallas, TX)
Law Firm: No Counsel
Application No., Date, Speed: 15649413 on 07/13/2017 (1496 days app to issue)

Abstract: An optical transmitting system for distance measuring includes a signal generator, a laser diode coupled to the signal generator, and an optics device. The signal generator is configured to generate a first plurality of electrical signals. The laser diode is configured to generate a first plurality of optical waveforms that correspond with the first plurality of electrical signals. The optics device is configured to receive the first plurality of optical waveforms and direct the first plurality of optical waveforms toward a first plurality of scan points that form a scan region within a field of view (FOV). A first signal type, a first signal duration, a first signal amplitude, or a first signal repetition frequency of the first plurality of optical waveforms is based on a first desired range of the first plurality of scan points.

[G01S] RADIO DIRECTION-FINDING; RADIO NAVIGATION; DETERMINING DISTANCE OR VELOCITY BY USE OF RADIO WAVES; LOCATING OR PRESENCE-DETECTING BY USE OF THE REFLECTION OR RERADIATION OF RADIO WAVES; ANALOGOUS ARRANGEMENTS USING OTHER WAVES


Method of differential mode delay measurement accounting for chromatic dispersion
Patent No. 11092739 

Inventor(s): Earl R. Parsons (Allen, TX), Randall L. Patterson (Wylie, TX)
Assignee(s): CommScope Technologies LLC (Hickory, NC)
Law Firm: Merchant Gould P.C. (12 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 16608590 on 04/24/2018 (1211 days app to issue)

Abstract: A method of characterizing a multimode optical fiber results in a measure of estimated modal bandwidth (EMB) that is independent of the bandwidth of the light used in the characterization. The method includes propagating pulses of light along the multimode optical fiber at prescribed radial positions relative to an optical axis of the multimode optical fiber and detecting output pulses from the multimode optical fiber corresponding to the pulses of light propagated along the multimode optical fiber at the prescribed radial positions relative to the optical axis of the multimode optical fiber. An estimated modal bandwidth of the multimode optical fiber is calculated in a manner that accounts for chromatic dispersion of the multimode optical fiber.

[G02B] OPTICAL ELEMENTS, SYSTEMS, OR APPARATUS (G02F takes precedence; optical elements specially adapted for use in lighting devices or systems thereof F21V 1/00-F21V 13/00; measuring-instruments, see the relevant subclass of class G01, e.g. optical rangefinders G01C; testing of optical elements, systems, or apparatus G01M 11/00; spectacles G02C; apparatus or arrangements for taking photographs or for projecting or viewing them G03B; sound lenses G10K 11/30; electron and ion “optics” H01J; X-ray “optics” H01J, H05G 1/00; optical elements structurally combined with electric discharge tubes H01J 5/16, H01J 29/89, H01J 37/22; microwave “optics” H01Q; combination of optical elements with television receivers H04N 5/72; optical systems or arrangements in colour television systems H04N 9/00; heating arrangements specially adapted for transparent or reflecting areas H05B 3/84) [7]


High density and bandwidth fiber optic apparatuses and related equipment and methods
Patent No. 11092767 

Inventor(s): Harley Joseph Staber (Coppell, TX), Kevin Lee Strause (Keller, TX)
Assignee(s): Corning Optical Communications LLC (Charlotte, NC)
Law Firm: No Counsel
Application No., Date, Speed: 16719211 on 12/18/2019 (608 days app to issue)

Abstract: High-connection density and bandwidth fiber optic apparatuses and related equipment and methods are disclosed. In certain embodiments, fiber optic apparatuses are provided and comprise a chassis defining one or more U space fiber optic equipment units. At least one of the one or more U space fiber optic equipment units may be configured to support particular fiber optic connection densities and bandwidths in a given 1-U space. The fiber optic connection densities and bandwidths may be supported by one or more fiber optic components, including but not limited to fiber optic adapters and fiber optic connectors, including but not limited to simplex, duplex, and other multi-fiber optic components. The fiber optic components may also be disposed in fiber optic modules, fiber optic patch panels, or other types of fiber optic equipment.

[G02B] OPTICAL ELEMENTS, SYSTEMS, OR APPARATUS (G02F takes precedence; optical elements specially adapted for use in lighting devices or systems thereof F21V 1/00-F21V 13/00; measuring-instruments, see the relevant subclass of class G01, e.g. optical rangefinders G01C; testing of optical elements, systems, or apparatus G01M 11/00; spectacles G02C; apparatus or arrangements for taking photographs or for projecting or viewing them G03B; sound lenses G10K 11/30; electron and ion “optics” H01J; X-ray “optics” H01J, H05G 1/00; optical elements structurally combined with electric discharge tubes H01J 5/16, H01J 29/89, H01J 37/22; microwave “optics” H01Q; combination of optical elements with television receivers H04N 5/72; optical systems or arrangements in colour television systems H04N 9/00; heating arrangements specially adapted for transparent or reflecting areas H05B 3/84) [7]


System and method to increase display area utilizing a plurality of discrete displays
Patent No. 11093197 

Inventor(s): Benedetto Vigna (Geneva, , CH), Mahesh Chowdhary (San Jose, CA), Matteo Dameno (Novara, , IT)
Assignee(s): STMICROELECTRONICS, INC. (Coppell, TX)
Law Firm: Seed IP Law Group LLP (1 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 16045269 on 07/25/2018 (1119 days app to issue)

Abstract: A method includes receiving, at a master agent, announcements from candidate consumer agents indicating the presence of the candidate consumer agents. Each announcement includes display parameters for a display of the corresponding candidate consumer agent. The method further includes receiving at the master agent content parameters from a producer agent, the content parameters defining characteristics of content to be provided by the consumer agent. A mosaic screen is configured based on the received announcements and the content parameters. This configuring of the mosaic screen includes selecting ones of the consumer agents for which an announcement was received and generating content distribution parameters based on the content parameters and the display parameters of the selected ones of the consumer agents. The generated content distribution parameters are provided to the consumer agent.

[G06F] ELECTRIC DIGITAL DATA PROCESSING (computer systems based on specific computational models G06N)


System having a hybrid threading processor, a hybrid threading fabric having configurable computing elements, and a hybrid interconnection network
Patent No. 11093251 

Inventor(s): Tony M. Brewer (Plano, TX)
Assignee(s): Micron Technology, Inc. (Boise, ID)
Law Firm: Gamburd Law Group LLC (1 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 16176434 on 10/31/2018 (1021 days app to issue)

Abstract: Representative apparatus, method, and system embodiments are disclosed for configurable computing. In a representative embodiment, a system includes an interconnection network, a processor, a host interface, and a configurable circuit cluster. The configurable circuit cluster may include a plurality of configurable circuits arranged in an array; an asynchronous packet network and a synchronous network coupled to each configurable circuit of the array; and a memory interface circuit and a dispatch interface circuit coupled to the asynchronous packet network and to the interconnection network. Each configurable circuit includes instruction or configuration memories for selection of a current data path configuration, a master synchronous network input, and a data path configuration for a next configurable circuit.

[G06F] ELECTRIC DIGITAL DATA PROCESSING (computer systems based on specific computational models G06N)


System and method for topology-aware job scheduling and backfilling in an HPC environment
Patent No. 11093298 

Inventor(s): Anthony N. Richoux (Richardson, TX)
Assignee(s): Raytheon Company (Waltham, MA)
Law Firm: Schwegman Lundberg Woessner, P.A. (11 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 16810252 on 03/05/2020 (530 days app to issue)

Abstract: A method for job management in an HPC environment includes determining an unallocated subset from a plurality of HPC nodes, with each of the unallocated HPC nodes comprising an integrated fabric. An HPC job is selected from a job queue and executed using at least a portion of the unallocated subset of nodes.

[G06F] ELECTRIC DIGITAL DATA PROCESSING (computer systems based on specific computational models G06N)


Systems and methods for detecting a fault or a model mismatch
Patent No. 11093315 

Inventor(s): Ali M. Bazzi (South Windsor, CT), Donald McMenemy (Willington, CT), Krishna R. Pattipati (Mansfield, CT), Shailesh N. Joshi (Ann Arbor, MI), Weiqiang Chen (Willington, CT)
Assignee(s): Toyota Motor Engineering Manufacturing North America, Inc. (Plano, TX)
Law Firm: Dinsmore Shohl LLP (14 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 16361780 on 03/22/2019 (879 days app to issue)

Abstract: Systems and methods for detecting a fault or model mismatch are disclosed. A system includes a processor, a memory, and one or more sensors. The sensors may detect data associated with an electronic device. The memory may store processor executable instructions to: compute T[superscript]2 [/superscript]and Q statistics, over a time period, and apply a model mismatch and fault detection logic based on the T[superscript]2 [/superscript]and Q statistics. The model mismatch and fault detection logic may: count consecutive instances where a T[superscript]2 [/superscript]statistic exceeds a T[superscript]2 [/superscript]threshold via a T[superscript]2 [/superscript]counter, update a probability of fault based on the T[superscript]2 [/superscript]counter, count consecutive instances where a Q statistic exceeds a Q threshold via a Q counter, update a probability of model mismatch based on the Q counter, and detect one of a fault or a model mismatch based on a probability of fault threshold and a probability of model mismatch threshold.

[G06F] ELECTRIC DIGITAL DATA PROCESSING (computer systems based on specific computational models G06N)


System for splicing and formatting code via machine learning
Patent No. 11093365 

Inventor(s): Anuradha Girish Sethuram (Frisco, TX), Jayachandra Varma (Irving, TX), Manu Jacob Kurian (Dallas, TX)
Assignee(s): BANK OF AMERICA CORPORATION (Charlotte, NC)
Law Firm: Moore Van Allen PLLC (6 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 16511958 on 07/15/2019 (764 days app to issue)

Abstract: Embodiments of the present invention provide a system for identifying, splicing, and formatting code via machine learning for application analysis. In particular, the system may generate a repository that links multiple historical codes with associated analysis parameters. When a request for a new set of analysis codes is requested for analyzing a first application, the system can determine a set of analysis parameters associated with that first application and determine the set of analysis codes for analyzing the first application through machine learning analysis of the repository. The system may then generate the set of analysis codes by splicing together the determined set of analysis codes and formatting the codes into a format that is compatible with the first application. The system may then automatically execute the code on the first application within a testing environment and display the results on a computing device of an associated user.

[G06F] ELECTRIC DIGITAL DATA PROCESSING (computer systems based on specific computational models G06N)


Agentless network access reconciliation
Patent No. 11093437 

Inventor(s): Genaro Signo (Keller, TX), Hieu Xuan Hoang (Grand Prairie, TX), Ronald David Pfiester (Carrollton, TX)
Assignee(s): Bank of America Corporation (Charlotte, NC)
Law Firm: Weiss Arons LLP (2 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 17176224 on 02/16/2021 (182 days app to issue)

Abstract: Systems and methods are provided for efficient and automated control of software permissions and access to network resources across a complex enterprise environment. Systems may include an access reconciliation tool that provides functionality for propagating changes to user access credentials. Credential changes may be initiated on a local computer server. Credential changes may then be pushed from the local server to a distribution system and from the distribution system to an access rights management server. The reconciliation tool may accept a secure file transfer file from the distribution system to update user”s current access. The access rights management server may coordinate storage of the credential changes in a centralized database. A password management tool may be provided that synchronizes user account passwords across servers for human and non-human accounts. The password management tool may replace an agent running on each local server with automated scripting for implementing password synchronization.

[G06F] ELECTRIC DIGITAL DATA PROCESSING (computer systems based on specific computational models G06N)


Computer architecture for emulating multi-dimensional string correlithm object dynamic time warping in a correlithm object processing system
Patent No. 11093474 

Inventor(s): Patrick N. Lawrence (Plano, TX)
Assignee(s): Bank of America Corporation (Charlotte, NC)
Law Firm: No Counsel
Application No., Date, Speed: 16192447 on 11/15/2018 (1006 days app to issue)

Abstract: A correlithm object processing system includes a memory that stores a sample two-dimensional data object represented by a horizontal string correlithm object and a vertical string correlithm object, and an example two-dimensional object represented by a horizontal string correlithm object and a vertical string correlithm object. The system determines a horizontal composite anti-Hamming distance by comparing the horizontal string correlithm objects to each other in n-dimensional space. The system determines a vertical composite anti-Hamming distance by comparing the vertical string correlithm objects to each other in n-dimensional space. The system sums the horizontal composite anti-Hamming distance with the vertical composite anti-Hamming distance to determine a composite anti-Hamming distance. The system determines the quality of a match between the example two-dimensional data object and the sample two-dimensional data object based on the composite anti-Hamming distance.

[G06F] ELECTRIC DIGITAL DATA PROCESSING (computer systems based on specific computational models G06N)


Computer architecture for mapping correlithm objects to sub-string correlithm objects of a string correlithm object in a correlithm object processing system
Patent No. 11093478 

Inventor(s): Patrick N. Lawrence (Plano, TX)
Assignee(s): Bank of America Corporation (Charlotte, NC)
Law Firm: No Counsel
Application No., Date, Speed: 16133538 on 09/17/2018 (1065 days app to issue)

Abstract: A device configured to link correlithm objects to string correlithm objects in a correlithm object processing system includes a string correlithm object generator configured to output a string correlithm object comprising a plurality of sub-string correlithm objects. Each sub-string correlithm object is adjacent in n-dimensional space to a preceding sub-string correlithm object and a subsequent sub-string correlithm object. A node is configured to receive a plurality of non-string correlithm objects, each non-string correlithm object representing data. A memory is configured to store a node table that associates sub-string correlithm objects with non-string correlithm objects such that a first sub-string correlithm object is associated with a first non-string correlithm object and a second sub-string correlithm object is associated with a second non-string correlithm object.

[G06F] ELECTRIC DIGITAL DATA PROCESSING (computer systems based on specific computational models G06N)


Generating alerts based on vehicle system privacy mode
Patent No. 11093596 

Inventor(s): Manu Kurian (Dallas, TX)
Assignee(s): Bank of America Corporation (Charlotte, NC)
Law Firm: Banner Witcoff, Ltd. (3 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 16680109 on 11/11/2019 (645 days app to issue)

Abstract: A vehicle computing platform may receive driver sensor data indicating whether a driver seat in a vehicle is occupied. The vehicle computing platform may determine, based on the driver sensor data, an identity of a driver of the vehicle. The vehicle computing platform may receive passenger sensor data indicating whether a passenger seat in the vehicle is occupied. The vehicle computing platform may, based on the passenger sensor data indicating that the passenger seat in the vehicle is occupied, obscure information on a screen of the vehicle.

[G06F] ELECTRIC DIGITAL DATA PROCESSING (computer systems based on specific computational models G06N)


Mitigating threats to container-based workloads
Patent No. 11093610 

Inventor(s): Michael Treadway (Keller, TX)
Assignee(s): INTERNATIONAL BUSINESS MACHINES CORPORATION (Armonk, NY)
Law Firm: Heslin Rothenberg Farley Mesiti PC (2 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 16567401 on 09/11/2019 (706 days app to issue)

Abstract: Mitigating threats to container-based workloads is provided by a process that includes detecting an attack against a container hosting environment that includes active and reserve container pools. The attack poses a potential threat of contamination to hosted containers. Based on detecting the attack, the process identifies a time-to-contamination, taken as an amount of time for an active container of the active container pool to become contaminated as a result of the attack. The process provisions new containers into the reserve container pool at a determined rate that is based on the identified time-to-contamination, and continuously removes, from the active container pool, active containers servicing the workload and concurrently deploys reserve containers from the reserve container pool to the active container pool to replace the removed active containers and takeover servicing the workload.

[G06F] ELECTRIC DIGITAL DATA PROCESSING (computer systems based on specific computational models G06N)


Systems and methods for using an application control prioritization index
Patent No. 11093618 

Inventor(s): Linda Sue Nelson (Allen, TX)
Assignee(s): JPMORGAN CHASE BANK, N.A. (New York, NY)
Law Firm: Greenberg Traurig LLP (19 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 16168010 on 10/23/2018 (1029 days app to issue)

Abstract: Systems and methods for using an application control prioritization index are disclosed. In one embodiment, in an information processing apparatus comprising at least one computer processor, a method for using an application control prioritization index may include the following: (1) receiving application data for a plurality of computer applications in a computer application portfolio; (2) receiving control data defining a plurality of application vulnerabilities; (3) determining a potential application vulnerability for each computer application based on the control data; (4) receiving a plurality of application attributes for each computer application; (5) determining an impact severity for the application vulnerability based on the application attributes; (6) generating an application control prioritization index score for each computer application based on the potential application vulnerability and the impact severity for the application vulnerability; and (7) generating an application portfolio view for the computer application portfolio based on the application control prioritization index scores.

[G06F] ELECTRIC DIGITAL DATA PROCESSING (computer systems based on specific computational models G06N)


Secure message routing
Patent No. 11093653 

Inventor(s): Amritpal Singh Mundra (Allen, TX), Eric Lasmana (Plano, TX)
Assignee(s): Texas Instruments Incorporated (Dallas, TX)
Law Firm: No Counsel
Application No., Date, Speed: 16221344 on 12/14/2018 (977 days app to issue)

Abstract: In described examples, a method of routing messages in a system on a chip (SoC) includes a secure message router receiving a message including a content, an identifier of the message”s sending (origin) functional block and/or of a receiving (destination) functional block, a message secure value, a promote value, and a demote value. A context corresponding to the identifier is retrieved from a memory. The context includes an allow promote value and an allow demote value. The message secure value is increased if the promote value requests the increase and matches the allow promote value. The message secure value is decreased if the demote value requests the decrease and matches the allow demote value. Cleartext corresponding to the content is made accessible by the destination if the context secure value matches the message secure value. The message is then outputted from the secure message router to the destination.

[G06F] ELECTRIC DIGITAL DATA PROCESSING (computer systems based on specific computational models G06N)


System and method for simulation visualization
Patent No. 11093665 

Inventor(s): Kyle M. Ringgenberg (Fort Worth, TX)
Assignee(s): Lockheed Martin Corporation (Bethesda, MD)
Law Firm: Baker Botts L.L.P. (Local + 8 other metros)
Application No., Date, Speed: 15793171 on 10/25/2017 (1392 days app to issue)

Abstract: A disclosed method for simulation visualization may include determining initial conditions for a control logic component for modeling and simulating of a physical product or process. The method may also include determining initial conditions for a render engine for generating a visualization of outputs of the control logic component. The method may include initiating execution of the control logic component and the render engine in accordance with the determined initial conditions, and receiving, during a simulation, input from the control logic component in accordance with a predefined interface for simulation visualization. The received input may represent one or more outputs of the control logic component. The method may also include communicating the received input to the render engine in accordance with the predefined interface for visualization by the render engine.

[G06F] ELECTRIC DIGITAL DATA PROCESSING (computer systems based on specific computational models G06N)


Methods, apparatuses, and systems for creating 3-dimensional representations exhibiting geometric and surface characteristics of brain lesions
Patent No. 11093787 

Inventor(s): Darin T Okuda (Coppell, TX)
Assignee(s): THE BOARD OF REGENTS OF THE UNIVERSITY OF TEXAS SYSTEM (Austin, TX)
Law Firm: Norton Rose Fulbright US LLP (Local + 13 other metros)
Application No., Date, Speed: 16312983 on 06/30/2017 (1509 days app to issue)

Abstract: Methods, apparatuses, systems, and implementations for creating 3-dimensional (3D) representations exhibiting geometric and surface characteristics of brain lesions are disclosed. 2D and/or 3D MRI images of the brain may be acquired. Brain lesions and other abnormalities may be identified and isolated with each lesion serving as a region of interest (ROI). Saved ROI may be converted into stereolithography format, maximum intensity projection (MIP) images, and/or orthographic projection images. Data corresponding to these resulting 3D brain lesion images may be used to create 3D printed models of the isolated brain lesions using 3D printing technology. Analysis of the 3D brain lesion images and the 3D printed brain lesion models may enable a more efficient and accurate way of determining brain lesion etiologies.

[G06K] RECOGNITION OF DATA; PRESENTATION OF DATA; RECORD CARRIERS; HANDLING RECORD CARRIERS (printing per se B41J)


Multizone equipment tracking system and method
Patent No. 11093810 

Inventor(s): Stephen Matthew Jones (Plano, TX)
Assignee(s): T-Mobile USA, Inc. (Bellevue, WA)
Law Firm: Barta, Jones Foley, P.C. (1 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 16851069 on 04/16/2020 (488 days app to issue)

Abstract: A multizone equipment tracking solution includes radio frequency identification (RFID) tags affixed to items of inventoried equipment; a plurality of RFID readers deployed in a plurality of different zones, including a transit zone and a storage zone, wherein an RFID reader in a transit zone comprises a mobile reader; and a monitoring node. The RFID readers read the plurality of tags, for example from items that are in the different zones, and report the tag codes to the monitoring node. Examples permit a real-time, end-to-end view of inventoried equipment across different zones, spanning multiple, widely-dispersed storage locations, in-transit routes (for both installation delivery and decommissioning recovery), and at operational sites. Reported data, including locations, times (e.g., durations), may be advantageously mined to provide value for inventory management by locating misplaced or incorrectly-routed items, and identifying excessive transit and storage times and actual loss events.

[G06K] RECOGNITION OF DATA; PRESENTATION OF DATA; RECORD CARRIERS; HANDLING RECORD CARRIERS (printing per se B41J)


Systems and methods of ensuring and maintaining equipment viability for a task
Patent No. 11093872 

Inventor(s): Christine Koski (Dallas, TX)
Assignee(s): NMETRIC, LLC (Costa Mesa, CA)
Law Firm: Fish IP Law, LLP (2 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 16219900 on 12/13/2018 (978 days app to issue)

Abstract: A device management system contemplates scheduling connected devices and personnel for tasks, monitoring the ability of the devices to perform the scheduled task by checking in with the devices based on their uses and locations, and to modify the functioning of the devices according to the tasks scheduled for the devices and their uses. Additionally, the system can incorporate uncommunicated ”dumb” devices into the scheduling of tasks and track and manage those devices.

[G06Q] DATA PROCESSING SYSTEMS OR METHODS, SPECIALLY ADAPTED FOR ADMINISTRATIVE, COMMERCIAL, FINANCIAL, MANAGERIAL, SUPERVISORY OR FORECASTING PURPOSES; SYSTEMS OR METHODS SPECIALLY ADAPTED FOR ADMINISTRATIVE, COMMERCIAL, FINANCIAL, MANAGERIAL, SUPERVISORY OR FORECASTING PURPOSES, NOT OTHERWISE PROVIDED FOR [2006.01]


Prioritizing workload
Patent No. 11093880 

Inventor(s): Patricia Foley (Alvarado, TX)
Assignee(s): International Business Machines Corporation (Armonk, NY)
Law Firm: Schmeiser, Olsen Watts (6 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 16736980 on 01/08/2020 (587 days app to issue)

Abstract: A method and system for determining work ticket priority is provided. The method includes enabling a work ticket for a work assignment associated with an entity. The work ticket is assigned an initial priority value. Relevant data from multiple sources is associated with the work ticket and an updated priority value is requested. In response, multiple priority scores for the work ticket with respect to additional work tickets are published to an enterprise service bus (ESB) and an aggregate score for work ticket is calculated from the multiple priority scores.

[G06Q] DATA PROCESSING SYSTEMS OR METHODS, SPECIALLY ADAPTED FOR ADMINISTRATIVE, COMMERCIAL, FINANCIAL, MANAGERIAL, SUPERVISORY OR FORECASTING PURPOSES; SYSTEMS OR METHODS SPECIALLY ADAPTED FOR ADMINISTRATIVE, COMMERCIAL, FINANCIAL, MANAGERIAL, SUPERVISORY OR FORECASTING PURPOSES, NOT OTHERWISE PROVIDED FOR [2006.01]


System and method for order fulfillment
Patent No. 11093894 

Inventor(s): John Stuart Fitts (Dallas, TX), Matthew S. Waller (Dallas, TX)
Assignee(s): SPEEDGROCER, L.P. (Dallas, TX)
Law Firm: No Counsel
Application No., Date, Speed: 16209484 on 12/04/2018 (987 days app to issue)

Abstract: A system and method for order fulfillment includes receiving an order for a plurality of items, initiating collection of the plurality of items for the order, detecting presence of a user at a selected one of a plurality of delivery locations when the plurality of items are ready for delivery, and initiating delivery of the items to the user at the selected delivery location.

[G06Q] DATA PROCESSING SYSTEMS OR METHODS, SPECIALLY ADAPTED FOR ADMINISTRATIVE, COMMERCIAL, FINANCIAL, MANAGERIAL, SUPERVISORY OR FORECASTING PURPOSES; SYSTEMS OR METHODS SPECIALLY ADAPTED FOR ADMINISTRATIVE, COMMERCIAL, FINANCIAL, MANAGERIAL, SUPERVISORY OR FORECASTING PURPOSES, NOT OTHERWISE PROVIDED FOR [2006.01]


System and method for providing data for on-line product catalogues
Patent No. 11093987 

Inventor(s): Chris Jacobson (Cincinnati, OH), John Knodel (Cincinnati, OH), Marcus Slagle (West Chester, OH), Michael Levy (Dallas, TX)
Assignee(s): WHAPPS LLC (Dallas, TX)
Law Firm: Jones Day (Local + 44 other metros)
Application No., Date, Speed: 11822144 on 07/02/2007 (5160 days app to issue)

Abstract: The present invention relates particularly to a system and method for providing product data for use in on-line product catalogs used for promotional schemes, such as loyalty and incentive schemes. Loyalty and incentive systems are well known, where participants gain virtual currency which they can use to purchase goods or services. The present invention enables a plurality of on-line catalogs to be constructed from a stream of supplier data. Selection criteria are used to select product data from the supplier data to go in each catalog. The product data can be updated in real time for each catalog on the basis of the selection criteria.

[G06Q] DATA PROCESSING SYSTEMS OR METHODS, SPECIALLY ADAPTED FOR ADMINISTRATIVE, COMMERCIAL, FINANCIAL, MANAGERIAL, SUPERVISORY OR FORECASTING PURPOSES; SYSTEMS OR METHODS SPECIALLY ADAPTED FOR ADMINISTRATIVE, COMMERCIAL, FINANCIAL, MANAGERIAL, SUPERVISORY OR FORECASTING PURPOSES, NOT OTHERWISE PROVIDED FOR [2006.01]


Vehicle purchasing tools
Patent No. 11093991 

Inventor(s): Gurmeet Singh (Irving, TX), Jason Hoover (Grapevine, TX), Kurt Wolf (Frisco, TX), Patrick Eberle (Frisco, TX), Raman Bajaj (Frisco, TX), Warren Ellison (Keller, TX)
Assignee(s): CAPITAL ONE SERVICES. LLC (McLean, VA)
Law Firm: Finnegan, Henderson, Farabow, Garrett Dunner LLP (9 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 16893712 on 06/05/2020 (438 days app to issue)

Abstract: A system for providing a vehicle purchasing tool is disclosed. The system may include one or more memory devices storing software instructions. The system may also include one or more processors configured to execute the software instructions to receive a pre-qualification application, the pre-qualification application including customer-identifying information, access a vehicle inventory associated with a dealership, and identify vehicle information associated with at least one vehicle for sale at the dealership based on the pre-qualification application. The one or more processors may be further configured to execute the instructions to determine a pre-qualified offer based at least on the customer-identifying information and the vehicle information, the pre-qualified offer including a first loan term, and provide the pre-qualified offer and the vehicle information to a client device for display as part of the pre-qualified offer in conjunction with the vehicle information.

[G06Q] DATA PROCESSING SYSTEMS OR METHODS, SPECIALLY ADAPTED FOR ADMINISTRATIVE, COMMERCIAL, FINANCIAL, MANAGERIAL, SUPERVISORY OR FORECASTING PURPOSES; SYSTEMS OR METHODS SPECIALLY ADAPTED FOR ADMINISTRATIVE, COMMERCIAL, FINANCIAL, MANAGERIAL, SUPERVISORY OR FORECASTING PURPOSES, NOT OTHERWISE PROVIDED FOR [2006.01]


System and method for determining social statements
Patent No. 11094005 

Inventor(s): Matthew A. Smith (Plano, TX)
Assignee(s): CAPITAL ONE SERVICES, LLC (McLean, VA)
Law Firm: Troutman Pepper Hamilton Sanders LLP (no location found)
Application No., Date, Speed: 16571733 on 09/16/2019 (701 days app to issue)

Abstract: Systems and methods are disclosed for providing a social statement for an account holder of a financial institution. In one example embodiment, the method includes receiving, by one or more computer processors, account holder financial data associated with the account holder, and receiving, by the one or more computer processors, account holder social data associated with one or more social networking profiles of the account holder. The method further includes associating, by the one or more computer processors, the account holder social data with the account holder financial data. In addition, the method includes identifying peer financial data associated with a peer group, and creating a social statement based at least in part on the account holder financial data, the account holder social data, and the peer financial data. Further, the method includes providing the social statement to the account holder.

[G06Q] DATA PROCESSING SYSTEMS OR METHODS, SPECIALLY ADAPTED FOR ADMINISTRATIVE, COMMERCIAL, FINANCIAL, MANAGERIAL, SUPERVISORY OR FORECASTING PURPOSES; SYSTEMS OR METHODS SPECIALLY ADAPTED FOR ADMINISTRATIVE, COMMERCIAL, FINANCIAL, MANAGERIAL, SUPERVISORY OR FORECASTING PURPOSES, NOT OTHERWISE PROVIDED FOR [2006.01]


Generation of bokeh images using adaptive focus range and layered scattering
Patent No. 11094041 

Inventor(s): George Q. Chen (Plano, TX)
Assignee(s): Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd. (Suwon-si, , KR)
Law Firm: No Counsel
Application No., Date, Speed: 16699371 on 11/29/2019 (627 days app to issue)

Abstract: A method includes determining, using at least one processor, a depth of range of focus for a scene. The method also includes determining, using the at least one processor, multiple layers associated with the scene based on the depth of focus range, where each layer is associated with image data having a different range of disparity values. The method further includes blending, using the at least one processor, the layers to produce an image having a Bokeh effect in a foreground and a background, and focused image data within the depth of focus range. The multiple layers include at least a first layer associated with the foreground, a second layer associated with the depth of focus range, and a third layer associated with the background.

[G06T] IMAGE DATA PROCESSING OR GENERATION, IN GENERAL [2006.01]


Computer architecture for emulating an irregular lattice correlithm object generator in a correlithm object processing system
Patent No. 11094047 

Inventor(s): Patrick N. Lawrence (Plano, TX)
Assignee(s): Bank of America Corporation (Charlotte, NC)
Law Firm: No Counsel
Application No., Date, Speed: 16381985 on 04/11/2019 (859 days app to issue)

Abstract: A device configured to emulate an irregular lattice correlithm object generator includes multiple processing stages that operate together to output an irregular lattice correlithm object. The irregular lattice correlithm object includes a first sub-lattice correlithm object with a plurality of first cluster sub-lattice correlithm objects surrounding it in an n-dimensional sphere. One of the first cluster sub-lattice correlithm objects serves as a second sub-lattice correlithm object surrounded by a plurality of second cluster sub-lattice correlithm objects in an n-dimensional sphere. An irregular lattice correlithm object may be used to represent multiple data elements that are clustered around a central data element in an n-dimensional sphere. Irregular lattice correlithm object may further be used to represent multiple n-dimensional spheres that are related to each other.

[G06T] IMAGE DATA PROCESSING OR GENERATION, IN GENERAL [2006.01]


System and process for mobile object tracking
Patent No. 11094077 

Inventor(s): John Lindsay (Dallas, TX)
Assignee(s): UNASSIGNED
Law Firm: No Counsel
Application No., Date, Speed: 16597216 on 10/09/2019 (678 days app to issue)

Abstract: Embodiments include system and processes for tracking objects using a camera. An optical marker dictionary including one or more optical markers is generated, the optical markers being optically distinct indicators. An optical marker within the optical marker dictionary is associated with and affixed to an object. A processor is in communication with the camera, receiving image data from the camera and applying computer vision to the image data in order to detect the presence of one or more optical markers within the optical marker dictionary within the image data. The processor determines camera position information and applies computer vision to the image data in order to determine relative position information for the detected optical markers and projects a position from the camera to a detected optical marker.

[G06T] IMAGE DATA PROCESSING OR GENERATION, IN GENERAL [2006.01]


System and method for ground-based advertising
Patent No. 11094234 

Inventor(s): Benjamin Elias Blumenthal (Dallas, TX)
Assignee(s): UNASSIGNED
Law Firm: Standley Law Group LLP (1 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 16657390 on 10/18/2019 (669 days app to issue)

Abstract: An advertising unit includes a transparent or translucent cover. A back unit includes a base as well as first and second side ridges which extend from, and along, side edges of the base. A track defined by the first and second side ridges is configured to receive the cover in a sliding arrangement. The space between said cover and said back unit defines a cavity configured to receive one or more advertisements.

[G09F] DISPLAYING; ADVERTISING; SIGNS; LABELS OR NAME-PLATES; SEALS


Reduced peak self-refresh current in a memory device
Patent No. 11094363 

Inventor(s): Vijayakrishna J. Vankayala (Allen, TX)
Assignee(s): Micron Technology, Inc. (Boise, ID)
Law Firm: Fletcher Yoder, P.C. (1 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 16825759 on 03/20/2020 (515 days app to issue)

Abstract: Devices and methods include organizing memory units of a memory device into a number of groups. The devices and methods also include self-refreshing each group of memory units on different corresponding sequential clock pulses of a self-refresh clock. Specifically, at least one of each group of memory units counts pulses of a self-refresh clock and invokes a self-refresh after every nth pulse of a cycle of pulses while not invoking a self-refresh on all other pulses of the cycle of pulses.

[G06F] ELECTRIC DIGITAL DATA PROCESSING (computer systems based on specific computational models G06N)


Testing of fault detection circuit
Patent No. 11094392 

Inventor(s): Brian Karguth (Van Alstyne, TX), Charles Lance Fuoco (Allen, TX), Jay Bryan Reimer (Houston, TX), Samuel Paul Visalli (Allen, TX)
Assignee(s): Texas Instruments Incorporated (Dallas, TX)
Law Firm: No Counsel
Application No., Date, Speed: 16601303 on 10/14/2019 (673 days app to issue)

Abstract: A system-on-chip includes first and second devices. An interconnect segment couples between the first and second devices. A bridge is coupled between the first and second devices and coupled to the interconnect segment. At least one of the bridge or interconnect segment include first and second multiplexers, a monitor circuit, and exclusive-OR logic. The first multiplexer has first and second multiplexer inputs and a first multiplexer output. The second multiplexer has third and fourth multiplexer inputs and a second multiplexer output. The monitor circuit has a first and second monitor circuit outputs. The first monitor circuit output is coupled to the second multiplexer input and the second monitor circuit output is coupled to the fourth multiplexer input. The exclusive-OR logic has first and second exclusive-OR logic inputs. The first exclusive-OR logic input couples to the first multiplexer output and the second exclusive-OR logic input couples to the second multiplexer output.

[G11C] STATIC STORES (information storage based on relative movement between record carrier and transducer G11B; semiconductor devices for storage H01L, e.g. H01L 27/108-H01L 27/11597; pulse technique in general H03K, e.g. electronic switches H03K 17/00)


Integrated circuit with scribe lane patterns for defect reduction
Patent No. 11094644 

Inventor(s): Adrian Salinas (Garland, TX), Robert Paul Luckin (Plano, TX), Scott Alexander Johannesmeyer (Richardson, TX), Stephen Arlon Meisner (Allen, TX), William Keith McDonald (Kemp, TX)
Assignee(s): TEXAS INSTRUMENTS INCORPORATED (Dallas, TX)
Law Firm: No Counsel
Application No., Date, Speed: 16679997 on 11/11/2019 (645 days app to issue)

Abstract: In examples, a method of manufacturing an integrated circuit comprises locating a photomask between a light source and a semiconductor wafer having a photoresist layer in a wafer scribe lane of the wafer, wherein the photomask comprises: a first mask scribe lane pattern; a second mask scribe lane pattern matching the first mask scribe lane pattern; and at least one circuit pattern of the integrated circuit located between the first and second mask scribe lane patterns. The method further includes illuminating the photomask to produce in the photoresist layer of the wafer scribe lane a first exposed portion corresponding to the second mask scribe lane pattern; locating the first mask scribe lane pattern between the light source and the first exposed portion; and illuminating the photomask, wherein the first mask scribe lane pattern substantially shields non-exposed portions of the photoresist layer of the wafer scribe lane from light exposure.

[G03F] PHOTOMECHANICAL PRODUCTION OF TEXTURED OR PATTERNED SURFACES, e.g. FOR PRINTING, FOR PROCESSING OF SEMICONDUCTOR DEVICES; MATERIALS THEREFOR; ORIGINALS THEREFOR; APPARATUS SPECIALLY ADAPTED THEREFOR (phototypographic composing devices B41B; photosensitive materials or processes for photographic purposes G03C; electrography, sensitive layers or processes G03G)


Embedded sensors for in-situ cell monitoring of batteries
Patent No. 11094973 

Inventor(s): Aleksandra Fortier (Coppell, TX)
Assignee(s): UNASSIGNED
Law Firm: Carstens Cahoon, LLP (Local)
Application No., Date, Speed: 16826850 on 03/23/2020 (512 days app to issue)

Abstract: The disclosed principles provide for techniques for the 3D fabrication of sensing systems that are embedded inside battery cells and provide cell parameter data for a comprehensive and an robust battery management system. The disclosed principles provide for online and real-time monitoring of battery state-of-health down to the individual cell level of each battery using embedded sensors on one or more of the internal layers of a cell, such as the dielectric separators found in such battery cells. The implementation of the disclosed principles in individual battery cells therefore provides an increased likelihood to mitigate catastrophic failures in batteries. In addition, the disclosed fabrication processes for printing sensors directly on one or more of the components or layers within each individual battery cell, significantly reduce manufacturing steps required by conventional battery management systems. The disclosed principles also provided for a unique silica-based ink for use in the 3D printing of such embedded cell sensing components.

[G01R] MEASURING ELECTRIC VARIABLES; MEASURING MAGNETIC VARIABLES (indicating correct tuning of resonant circuits H03J 3/12)


Nickel lanthanide alloys for MEMS packaging applications
Patent No. 11091366 

Inventor(s): Kathryn Schuck (Dallas, TX), Nazila Dadvand (Richardson, TX)
Assignee(s): TEXAS INSTRUMENTS INCORPORATED (Dallas, TX)
Law Firm: No Counsel
Application No., Date, Speed: 16774529 on 01/28/2020 (567 days app to issue)

Abstract: A semiconductor package including a semiconductor die and at least one bondline positioned on the semiconductor die, the at least one bondline comprising a nickel lanthanide alloy diffusion barrier layer abutting a gold layer.

[H01L] SEMICONDUCTOR DEVICES; ELECTRIC SOLID STATE DEVICES NOT OTHERWISE PROVIDED FOR (use of semiconductor devices for measuring G01; resistors in general H01C; magnets, inductors, transformers H01F; capacitors in general H01G; electrolytic devices H01G 9/00; batteries, accumulators H01M; waveguides, resonators, or lines of the waveguide type H01P; line connectors, current collectors H01R; stimulated-emission devices H01S; electromechanical resonators H03H; loudspeakers, microphones, gramophone pick-ups or like acoustic electromechanical transducers H04R; electric light sources in general H05B; printed circuits, hybrid circuits, casings or constructional details of electrical apparatus, manufacture of assemblages of electrical components H05K; use of semiconductor devices in circuits having a particular application, see the subclass for the application) [2]


Methods and systems for securely accessing and managing aggregated submarine cable system information
Patent No. 11094431 

Inventor(s): Jason Skinner (Prosper, TX), Theresa Linson (Dallas, TX)
Assignee(s): UNASSIGNED
Law Firm: Capitol Patent Trademark Law Firm, PLLC (1 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 16713374 on 12/13/2019 (613 days app to issue)

Abstract: Aggregated, submarine cable system information is securely stored, accessed and managed. Security is assured through the use of multi-factor authentication that is compliant with National Institutes of Standards And Technology and US. Government Defense Federal Acquisition Regulation requirements. Further, real-time audit logs are generated as end-users access controlled unclassified information.

[H01B] CABLES; CONDUCTORS; INSULATORS; SELECTION OF MATERIALS FOR THEIR CONDUCTIVE, INSULATING OR DIELECTRIC PROPERTIES (selection for magnetic properties H01F 1/00; waveguides H01P)


Methods and apparatus for isolation barrier with integrated magnetics for high power modules
Patent No. 11094449 

Inventor(s): Joyce Mullenix (San Jose, CA), Rais Miftakhutdinov (Cary, NC), Roberto Giampiero Massolini (Pavia, , IT), Vijaylaxmi Khanolkar (Pune, , IN)
Assignee(s): TEXAS INSTRUMENTS INCORPORATED (Dallas, TX)
Law Firm: No Counsel
Application No., Date, Speed: 16700739 on 12/02/2019 (624 days app to issue)

Abstract: For isolation barrier with magnetics, an apparatus includes an isolation laminate including a dielectric core having a first surface and a second surface opposed to the first surface; at least one conductive layer configured as a first transformer coil overlying the first surface; a first dielectric layer surrounding the at least one conductive layer; a first magnetic layer overlying the at least one conductive layer; at least one additional conductive layer configured as a second transformer coil overlying the second surface; a second dielectric layer surrounding the at least one additional conductive layer; and a second magnetic layer overlying the at least one additional conductive layer. Methods for forming the isolation barriers and additional apparatus arrangements are also described.

[H01F] MAGNETS; INDUCTANCES; TRANSFORMERS; SELECTION OF MATERIALS FOR THEIR MAGNETIC PROPERTIES [2]


Module with reversely coupled inductors and magnetic molded compound (MMC)
Patent No. 11094455 

Inventor(s): Dongbin Hou (Plano, TX), Jeffrey Morroni (Parker, TX), Kenji Kawano (Nagano, , JP), Sombuddha Chakraborty (Redwood City, CA), Yuki Sato (Saitama, , JP)
Assignee(s): TEXAS INSTRUMENTS INCORPORATED (Dallas, TX)
Law Firm: No Counsel
Application No., Date, Speed: 16233804 on 12/27/2018 (964 days app to issue)

Abstract: A device includes a first inductor and a second inductor reversely coupled with the first inductor, wherein the first and second inductors have overlapping windings. The device also includes a housing for the first and second inductor, wherein the housing is filled with a magnetic molding compound.

[H01F] MAGNETS; INDUCTANCES; TRANSFORMERS; SELECTION OF MATERIALS FOR THEIR MAGNETIC PROPERTIES [2]


Multi-pitch leads
Patent No. 11094616 

Inventor(s): Nazila Dadvand (Richardson, TX), Sreenivasan K. Koduri (Allen, TX)
Assignee(s): TEXAS INSTRUMENTS INCORPORATED (Dallas, TX)
Law Firm: No Counsel
Application No., Date, Speed: 16543238 on 08/16/2019 (732 days app to issue)

Abstract: In some examples, a system comprises a die having multiple electrical connectors extending from a surface of the die and a lead coupled to the multiple electrical connectors. The lead comprises a first conductive member; a first non-solder metal plating stacked on the first conductive member; an electroplated layer stacked on the first non-solder metal plating; a second non-solder metal plating stacked on the electroplated layer; and a second conductive member stacked on the second non-solder metal plating, the second conductive member being thinner than the first conductive member. The system also comprises a molding to at least partially encapsulate the die and the lead.

[H01L] SEMICONDUCTOR DEVICES; ELECTRIC SOLID STATE DEVICES NOT OTHERWISE PROVIDED FOR (use of semiconductor devices for measuring G01; resistors in general H01C; magnets, inductors, transformers H01F; capacitors in general H01G; electrolytic devices H01G 9/00; batteries, accumulators H01M; waveguides, resonators, or lines of the waveguide type H01P; line connectors, current collectors H01R; stimulated-emission devices H01S; electromechanical resonators H03H; loudspeakers, microphones, gramophone pick-ups or like acoustic electromechanical transducers H04R; electric light sources in general H05B; printed circuits, hybrid circuits, casings or constructional details of electrical apparatus, manufacture of assemblages of electrical components H05K; use of semiconductor devices in circuits having a particular application, see the subclass for the application) [2]


Integrated capacitor with extended head bump bond pillar
Patent No. 11094620 

Inventor(s): Sreenivasan K Koduri (Allen, TX)
Assignee(s): TEXAS INSTRUMENTS INCORPORATED (Dallas, TX)
Law Firm: No Counsel
Application No., Date, Speed: 16588138 on 09/30/2019 (687 days app to issue)

Abstract: A microelectronic device has a die with a first electrically conductive pillar, and a second electrically conductive pillar, mechanically coupled to the die. The microelectronic device includes a first electrically conductive extended head electrically coupled to the first pillar, and a second electrically conductive extended head electrically coupled to the second pillar. The first pillar and the second pillar have equal compositions of electrically conductive material, as a result of being formed concurrently. Similarly, the first extended head and the second extended head have equal compositions of electrically conductive material, as a result of being formed concurrently. The first extended head provides a bump pad, and the second extended head provides at least a portion of a first plate of an integrated capacitor. A second plate may be located in the die, between the first plate and the die, or on an opposite of the first plate from the die.

[H01L] SEMICONDUCTOR DEVICES; ELECTRIC SOLID STATE DEVICES NOT OTHERWISE PROVIDED FOR (use of semiconductor devices for measuring G01; resistors in general H01C; magnets, inductors, transformers H01F; capacitors in general H01G; electrolytic devices H01G 9/00; batteries, accumulators H01M; waveguides, resonators, or lines of the waveguide type H01P; line connectors, current collectors H01R; stimulated-emission devices H01S; electromechanical resonators H03H; loudspeakers, microphones, gramophone pick-ups or like acoustic electromechanical transducers H04R; electric light sources in general H05B; printed circuits, hybrid circuits, casings or constructional details of electrical apparatus, manufacture of assemblages of electrical components H05K; use of semiconductor devices in circuits having a particular application, see the subclass for the application) [2]


Bonded assembly containing a dielectric bonding pattern definition layer and methods of forming the same
Patent No. 11094653 

Inventor(s): Chen Wu (Leuven, , BE), Masaaki Higashitani (Cupertino, CA), Peter Rabkin (Cupertino, CA), Yangyin Chen (Leuven, , BE)
Assignee(s): SANDISK TECHNOLOGIES LLC (Addison, TX)
Law Firm: The Marbury Law Group PLLC (3 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 16682848 on 11/13/2019 (643 days app to issue)

Abstract: A bonded assembly and a method of forming a bonded assembly includes providing a first semiconductor die including a first substrate, first semiconductor devices, and first bonding pads that are electrically connected to a respective node of the first semiconductor devices, providing a second semiconductor die including a second substrate, second semiconductor devices, and second bonding pads that are electrically connected to a respective node of the second semiconductor devices, forming a dielectric bonding pattern definition layer including bonding pattern definition openings therethrough over the second bonding pads, and bonding the second bonding pads to the first bonding pads, where the first metal pads expand through the bonding pattern definition openings and are bonded to a respective one of the second bonding pads.

[H01L] SEMICONDUCTOR DEVICES; ELECTRIC SOLID STATE DEVICES NOT OTHERWISE PROVIDED FOR (use of semiconductor devices for measuring G01; resistors in general H01C; magnets, inductors, transformers H01F; capacitors in general H01G; electrolytic devices H01G 9/00; batteries, accumulators H01M; waveguides, resonators, or lines of the waveguide type H01P; line connectors, current collectors H01R; stimulated-emission devices H01S; electromechanical resonators H03H; loudspeakers, microphones, gramophone pick-ups or like acoustic electromechanical transducers H04R; electric light sources in general H05B; printed circuits, hybrid circuits, casings or constructional details of electrical apparatus, manufacture of assemblages of electrical components H05K; use of semiconductor devices in circuits having a particular application, see the subclass for the application) [2]


Packaged semiconductor device with electroplated pillars
Patent No. 11094656 

Inventor(s): Armando Tresvalles Clarina, Jr. (La Trinidad, , PH), Arvin Cedric Quiambao Mallari (San Fernando, , PH), Jovenic Romero Esquejo (Baguio, , PH), Maricel Fabia Escano (Angeles, , PH)
Assignee(s): TEXAS INSTRUMENTS INCORPORATED (Dallas, TX)
Law Firm: No Counsel
Application No., Date, Speed: 16265194 on 02/01/2019 (928 days app to issue)

Abstract: In a described example, a device includes an overcoat layer covering an interconnect; an opening in the overcoat layer exposing a portion of a surface of the interconnect; a stud on the exposed portion of the surface of the interconnect in the opening; a surface of the stud approximately coplanar with a surface of the overcoat layer; and a conductive pillar covering the stud and covering a portion of the overcoat layer surrounding the stud, the conductive pillar having a planar and un-dished surface facing away from the stud and the overcoat layer.

[H01L] SEMICONDUCTOR DEVICES; ELECTRIC SOLID STATE DEVICES NOT OTHERWISE PROVIDED FOR (use of semiconductor devices for measuring G01; resistors in general H01C; magnets, inductors, transformers H01F; capacitors in general H01G; electrolytic devices H01G 9/00; batteries, accumulators H01M; waveguides, resonators, or lines of the waveguide type H01P; line connectors, current collectors H01R; stimulated-emission devices H01S; electromechanical resonators H03H; loudspeakers, microphones, gramophone pick-ups or like acoustic electromechanical transducers H04R; electric light sources in general H05B; printed circuits, hybrid circuits, casings or constructional details of electrical apparatus, manufacture of assemblages of electrical components H05K; use of semiconductor devices in circuits having a particular application, see the subclass for the application) [2]


Microelectronic device with pillars having flared ends
Patent No. 11094659 

Inventor(s): Sreenivasan K Koduri (Allen, TX)
Assignee(s): TEXAS INSTRUMENTS INCORPORATED (Dallas, TX)
Law Firm: No Counsel
Application No., Date, Speed: 16588304 on 09/30/2019 (687 days app to issue)

Abstract: A microelectronic device has a die with a die conductor at a connection surface. The microelectronic device includes a pillar electrically coupled to the die conductor, and a head electrically coupled to the pillar. The pillar has a die-side flared end at a die end of the pillar; the pillar widens progressively along the die-side flared end, and extends outward by more than a lesser of half a thickness of the die conductor and half a lateral width of the pillar midway between a die end and a head end. The pillar has a head-side flared end at a head end of the pillar; the pillar widens progressively along the die-side flared end, and extends outward by a distance that is greater than a lesser of half a thickness of the head and half the lateral width of the pillar. Methods of forming the microelectronic device are disclosed.

[H01L] SEMICONDUCTOR DEVICES; ELECTRIC SOLID STATE DEVICES NOT OTHERWISE PROVIDED FOR (use of semiconductor devices for measuring G01; resistors in general H01C; magnets, inductors, transformers H01F; capacitors in general H01G; electrolytic devices H01G 9/00; batteries, accumulators H01M; waveguides, resonators, or lines of the waveguide type H01P; line connectors, current collectors H01R; stimulated-emission devices H01S; electromechanical resonators H03H; loudspeakers, microphones, gramophone pick-ups or like acoustic electromechanical transducers H04R; electric light sources in general H05B; printed circuits, hybrid circuits, casings or constructional details of electrical apparatus, manufacture of assemblages of electrical components H05K; use of semiconductor devices in circuits having a particular application, see the subclass for the application) [2]


Memory scaling semiconductor device
Patent No. 11094674 

Inventor(s): Nagesh Vodrahalli (Los Altos, CA), Rama Shukla (Saratoga, CA), Shrikar Bhagath (San Jose, CA)
Assignee(s): SanDisk Technologies LLC (Plano, TX)
Law Firm: Vierra Magen Marcus LLP (2 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 16816466 on 03/12/2020 (523 days app to issue)

Abstract: A semiconductor device is disclosed including a memory module formed from a pair of semiconductor dies mounted face to face to each other at the wafer level, mechanically resulting in the die pair having a minimum warpage. An electronic component may be bonded to an exposed surface of one of the semiconductor dies.

[H01L] SEMICONDUCTOR DEVICES; ELECTRIC SOLID STATE DEVICES NOT OTHERWISE PROVIDED FOR (use of semiconductor devices for measuring G01; resistors in general H01C; magnets, inductors, transformers H01F; capacitors in general H01G; electrolytic devices H01G 9/00; batteries, accumulators H01M; waveguides, resonators, or lines of the waveguide type H01P; line connectors, current collectors H01R; stimulated-emission devices H01S; electromechanical resonators H03H; loudspeakers, microphones, gramophone pick-ups or like acoustic electromechanical transducers H04R; electric light sources in general H05B; printed circuits, hybrid circuits, casings or constructional details of electrical apparatus, manufacture of assemblages of electrical components H05K; use of semiconductor devices in circuits having a particular application, see the subclass for the application) [2]


Method of forming a three-dimensional memory device and a driver circuit on opposite sides of a substrate
Patent No. 11094704 

Inventor(s): Johann Alsmeier (San Jose, CA), Teruo Okina (Yokkaichi, , JP), Yanli Zhang (San Jose, CA)
Assignee(s): SANDISK TECHNOLOGIES LLC (Addison, TX)
Law Firm: The Marbury Law Group PLLC (3 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 16671025 on 10/31/2019 (656 days app to issue)

Abstract: A method of forming a device structure includes forming a memory-level structure including a three-dimensional memory device over a front side surface of a semiconductor substrate, forming memory-side dielectric material layers over the memory-level structure, bonding a handle substrate to the memory-side dielectric material layers, thinning the semiconductor substrate while the handle substrate is attached to the memory-side dielectric material layers, forming a driver circuit including field effect transistors on a backside semiconductor surface of the semiconductor substrate after thinning the semiconductor substrate, and removing the handle substrate from the memory-side dielectric material layers.

[H01L] SEMICONDUCTOR DEVICES; ELECTRIC SOLID STATE DEVICES NOT OTHERWISE PROVIDED FOR (use of semiconductor devices for measuring G01; resistors in general H01C; magnets, inductors, transformers H01F; capacitors in general H01G; electrolytic devices H01G 9/00; batteries, accumulators H01M; waveguides, resonators, or lines of the waveguide type H01P; line connectors, current collectors H01R; stimulated-emission devices H01S; electromechanical resonators H03H; loudspeakers, microphones, gramophone pick-ups or like acoustic electromechanical transducers H04R; electric light sources in general H05B; printed circuits, hybrid circuits, casings or constructional details of electrical apparatus, manufacture of assemblages of electrical components H05K; use of semiconductor devices in circuits having a particular application, see the subclass for the application) [2]


Three-dimensional memory device including different height memory stack structures and methods of making the same
Patent No. 11094715 

Inventor(s): Ken Oowada (Fujisawa, , JP), Masatoshi Nishikawa (Nagoya, , JP), Zhixin Cui (Nagoya, , JP)
Assignee(s): SANDISK TECHNOLOGIES LLC (Addison, TX)
Law Firm: The Marbury Law Group PLLC (3 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 16919744 on 07/02/2020 (411 days app to issue)

Abstract: A three-dimensional memory device includes an alternating stack of insulating layers and electrically conductive layers located over a substrate. The alternating stack includes a first region in which all layers of the alternating stack are present and a second region in which at least a topmost one of the electrically conductive layers is absent. First memory opening fill structures extend through the first region of the alternating stack, and second memory opening fill structures extend through the second region of the alternating stack. The first memory opening fill structures have a greater height than the second memory opening fill structures. Pocket doping regions extending over a respective subset of topmost electrically conductive layers for the memory opening fill structures can be formed to provide higher threshold voltages and to enable selective activation of vertical semiconductor channels connected a same bit line.

[H01L] SEMICONDUCTOR DEVICES; ELECTRIC SOLID STATE DEVICES NOT OTHERWISE PROVIDED FOR (use of semiconductor devices for measuring G01; resistors in general H01C; magnets, inductors, transformers H01F; capacitors in general H01G; electrolytic devices H01G 9/00; batteries, accumulators H01M; waveguides, resonators, or lines of the waveguide type H01P; line connectors, current collectors H01R; stimulated-emission devices H01S; electromechanical resonators H03H; loudspeakers, microphones, gramophone pick-ups or like acoustic electromechanical transducers H04R; electric light sources in general H05B; printed circuits, hybrid circuits, casings or constructional details of electrical apparatus, manufacture of assemblages of electrical components H05K; use of semiconductor devices in circuits having a particular application, see the subclass for the application) [2]


Fabricating transistors with implanting dopants at first and second dosages in the collector region to form the base region
Patent No. 11094806 

Inventor(s): Alexei Sadovnikov (Sunnyvale, CA), Natalia Lavrovskaya (Sunnyvale, CA)
Assignee(s): TEXAS INSTRUMENTS INCORPORATED (Dallas, TX)
Law Firm: No Counsel
Application No., Date, Speed: 15859292 on 12/29/2017 (1327 days app to issue)

Abstract: A method to fabricate a transistor, the method comprising: implanting dopants in a semiconductor to form a collector region having majority carriers of a first type; implanting dopants with a first dosage and implanting dopants with a second dosage in the collector region to form a base region having majority carriers of a second type, wherein the second dosage is at a lower energy than the first dosage; forming a gate oxide on the base region; forming a gate material on the gate oxide; forming the gate material and the gate oxide to leave uncovered an emitter area of the base region; and implanting dopants in the emitter area to form an emitter region having majority carriers of the first type.

[H01L] SEMICONDUCTOR DEVICES; ELECTRIC SOLID STATE DEVICES NOT OTHERWISE PROVIDED FOR (use of semiconductor devices for measuring G01; resistors in general H01C; magnets, inductors, transformers H01F; capacitors in general H01G; electrolytic devices H01G 9/00; batteries, accumulators H01M; waveguides, resonators, or lines of the waveguide type H01P; line connectors, current collectors H01R; stimulated-emission devices H01S; electromechanical resonators H03H; loudspeakers, microphones, gramophone pick-ups or like acoustic electromechanical transducers H04R; electric light sources in general H05B; printed circuits, hybrid circuits, casings or constructional details of electrical apparatus, manufacture of assemblages of electrical components H05K; use of semiconductor devices in circuits having a particular application, see the subclass for the application) [2]


Drain extended NMOS transistor
Patent No. 11094817 

Inventor(s): Henry Litzmann Edwards (Garland, TX), Robert James Todd (Plano, TX), Xiaoju Wu (Dallas, TX)
Assignee(s): TEXAS INSTRUMENTS INCORPORATED (Dallas, TX)
Law Firm: No Counsel
Application No., Date, Speed: 16750020 on 01/23/2020 (572 days app to issue)

Abstract: A semiconductor device includes a local oxidation of silicon (LOCOS) structure and a shallow trench isolation (STI) structure formed over a semiconductor substrate. A source region is located between the LOCOS structure and the STI structure. A gate structure is located between the source region and the LOCOS structure. A contact may be located over the STI structure electrically connect to the gate structure.

[H01L] SEMICONDUCTOR DEVICES; ELECTRIC SOLID STATE DEVICES NOT OTHERWISE PROVIDED FOR (use of semiconductor devices for measuring G01; resistors in general H01C; magnets, inductors, transformers H01F; capacitors in general H01G; electrolytic devices H01G 9/00; batteries, accumulators H01M; waveguides, resonators, or lines of the waveguide type H01P; line connectors, current collectors H01R; stimulated-emission devices H01S; electromechanical resonators H03H; loudspeakers, microphones, gramophone pick-ups or like acoustic electromechanical transducers H04R; electric light sources in general H05B; printed circuits, hybrid circuits, casings or constructional details of electrical apparatus, manufacture of assemblages of electrical components H05K; use of semiconductor devices in circuits having a particular application, see the subclass for the application) [2]


Integrated photodetector
Patent No. 11094837 

Inventor(s): Debarshi Basu (San Francisco, CA), Henry Litzmann Edwards (Garland, TX), Marco A. Gardner (Tucson, AZ), Ricky A. Jackson (Richardson, TX)
Assignee(s): TEXAS INSTRUMENTS INCORPORATED (Dallas, TX)
Law Firm: No Counsel
Application No., Date, Speed: 16212870 on 12/07/2018 (984 days app to issue)

Abstract: An integrated circuit that includes a substrate, a photodiode, and a Fresnel structure. The photodiode is formed on the substrate, and it has a p-n junction. The Fresnel structure is formed above the photodiode, and it defines a focal zone that is positioned within a proximity of the p-n junction. In one aspect, the Fresnel structure may include a trench pattern that functions as a diffraction means for redirecting and concentrating incident photons to the focal zone. In another aspect, the Fresnel structure may include a wiring pattern that functions as a diffraction means for redirecting and concentrating incident photons to the focal zone. In yet another aspect, the Fresnel structure may include a transparent dielectric pattern that functions as a refractive means for redirecting and concentrating incident photons to the focal zone.

[H01L] SEMICONDUCTOR DEVICES; ELECTRIC SOLID STATE DEVICES NOT OTHERWISE PROVIDED FOR (use of semiconductor devices for measuring G01; resistors in general H01C; magnets, inductors, transformers H01F; capacitors in general H01G; electrolytic devices H01G 9/00; batteries, accumulators H01M; waveguides, resonators, or lines of the waveguide type H01P; line connectors, current collectors H01R; stimulated-emission devices H01S; electromechanical resonators H03H; loudspeakers, microphones, gramophone pick-ups or like acoustic electromechanical transducers H04R; electric light sources in general H05B; printed circuits, hybrid circuits, casings or constructional details of electrical apparatus, manufacture of assemblages of electrical components H05K; use of semiconductor devices in circuits having a particular application, see the subclass for the application) [2]


Equation based state estimator for cooling system controller
Patent No. 11094950 

Inventor(s): Daniel Folick (Long Beach, CA), Jared Farnsworth (Roseville, CA), Kentaro Fukuda (Aichi, , JP), Shigeki Hasegawa (Aichi, , JP)
Assignee(s): Toyota Motor Engineering Manufacturing North America, Inc. (Plano, TX)
Law Firm: Snell Wilmer L.L.P. (5 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 15824986 on 11/28/2017 (1358 days app to issue)

Abstract: A system includes a fuel cell stack that receives a fluid, an actuator to increase or decrease a fluid temperature of the fluid, a pipe to facilitate flow of the fluid, and a memory designed to store a model of the fuel cell circuit. The system also includes an ECU that calculates mass flow values of the fluid through the fuel cell stack or the pipe based on a previously-determined mass flow value and the model of the fuel cell circuit. The ECU also calculates a plurality of pressure values corresponding to the fuel cell stack or the pipe based on the plurality of mass flow values and the model, controls the actuator position of the actuator to increase or decrease the fluid temperature based on at least one of the plurality of mass flow values and at least one of the plurality of pressure values.

[H01M] PROCESSES OR MEANS, e.g. BATTERIES, FOR THE DIRECT CONVERSION OF CHEMICAL ENERGY INTO ELECTRICAL ENERGY [2]


Apparatus for transporting and dispensing wire or cable from a barrel pack
Patent No. 11095100 

Inventor(s): David Wayne Maxey (Gunter, TX), John Lamar Rhoads (The Colony, TX), Justin Abraham Hrbacek (Allen, TX)
Assignee(s): Encore Wire Corporation (McKinney, TX)
Law Firm: Warren Rhoades LLP (1 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 16862432 on 04/29/2020 (475 days app to issue)

Abstract: An apparatus for the movement of a barrel pack containing spooled wire or cable. The apparatus comprising a frame, a handle attached to the frame, a plurality of wheels rotatably attached to the frame, securing structures attached to the frame, the securing structures securing the barrel pack to the frame and a footage counting assembly attached to the handle. The footage counting assembly counts the amount of footage of wire or cable passing through the footage counting assembly.

[H02G] INSTALLATION OF ELECTRIC CABLES OR LINES, OR OF COMBINED OPTICAL AND ELECTRIC CABLES OR LINES (insulated conductors or cables with arrangements for facilitating mounting or securing H01B 7/40; distribution points incorporating switches H02B; guiding telephone cords H04M 1/15; cable ducts or mountings for telephone or telegraph exchange installations H04Q 1/06)


Multi-capacitor bootstrap circuit
Patent No. 11095215 

Inventor(s): Ferdinand Stettner (Dachau, , DE), Hongcheng Xu (Freising, , DE), Pavol Balaz (Freising, , DE)
Assignee(s): TEXAS INSTRUMENTS INCORPORATED (Dallas, TX)
Law Firm: No Counsel
Application No., Date, Speed: 16690034 on 11/20/2019 (636 days app to issue)

Abstract: Aspects of the disclosure provide for a circuit. In some examples, the circuit includes a first transistor, a second transistor, a third transistor, a first capacitor, and a second capacitor. The first transistor comprises a drain terminal coupled to an input voltage node, a source terminal coupled to a first node, and a gate terminal coupled to a second node. The second transistor comprises a drain terminal coupled to a third node, a source terminal coupled to a fourth node, and a gate terminal coupled to a fifth node. The third transistor comprises a drain terminal coupled to a sixth node, a source terminal configured to couple to a gate terminal of a switching transistor, and a gate terminal coupled to a seventh node. The first capacitor is coupled between the first node and the third node. The second capacitor is coupled between the fourth node and the sixth node.

[H02M] APPARATUS FOR CONVERSION BETWEEN AC AND AC, BETWEEN AC AND DC, OR BETWEEN DC AND DC, AND FOR USE WITH MAINS OR SIMILAR POWER SUPPLY SYSTEMS; CONVERSION OF DC OR AC INPUT POWER INTO SURGE OUTPUT POWER; CONTROL OR REGULATION THEREOF (conversion of current or voltage specially adapted for use in electronic time-pieces with no moving parts G04G 19/02; systems for regulating electric or magnetic variables in general, e.g. using transformers, reactors or choke coils, combination of such systems with static converters G05F; for digital computers G06F 1/00; transformers H01F; connection or control of one converter with regard to conjoint operation with a similar or other source of supply H02J; dynamo-electric converters H02K 47/00; controlling transformers, reactors or choke coils, control or regulation of electric motors, generators or dynamo-electric converters H02P; pulse generators H03K) [5]


Voltage regulation replica transistors, comparator, ramp signal, and latch circuit
Patent No. 11095220 

Inventor(s): Neil Gibson (Freising, , DE), Stefan Herzer (Marzling, , DE)
Assignee(s): Texas Instruments Incorporated (Dallas, TX)
Law Firm: No Counsel
Application No., Date, Speed: 16694441 on 11/25/2019 (631 days app to issue)

Abstract: A voltage regulation circuit includes a switching output terminal, a high-side output transistor, a low-side output transistor, a high-side replica transistor, a low-side replica transistor, and a comparator circuit. The high-side output transistor is configured to drive the switching output terminal. The low-side output transistor is configured to drive the switching output terminal. The high-side replica transistor is coupled to the high-side output transistor. The low-side replica transistor is coupled to the high-side replica transistor and the low-side output transistor. The comparator circuit is coupled to the high-side replica transistor and the low-side replica transistor, and is configured to compare a signal received from both the high-side replica transistor and the low-side replica transistor to a ramp signal.

[H02M] APPARATUS FOR CONVERSION BETWEEN AC AND AC, BETWEEN AC AND DC, OR BETWEEN DC AND DC, AND FOR USE WITH MAINS OR SIMILAR POWER SUPPLY SYSTEMS; CONVERSION OF DC OR AC INPUT POWER INTO SURGE OUTPUT POWER; CONTROL OR REGULATION THEREOF (conversion of current or voltage specially adapted for use in electronic time-pieces with no moving parts G04G 19/02; systems for regulating electric or magnetic variables in general, e.g. using transformers, reactors or choke coils, combination of such systems with static converters G05F; for digital computers G06F 1/00; transformers H01F; connection or control of one converter with regard to conjoint operation with a similar or other source of supply H02J; dynamo-electric converters H02K 47/00; controlling transformers, reactors or choke coils, control or regulation of electric motors, generators or dynamo-electric converters H02P; pulse generators H03K) [5]


Amplifier with low drift biasing
Patent No. 11095260 

Inventor(s): Ravpreet Singh (Bengaluru, , IN)
Assignee(s): TEXAS INSTRUMENTS INCORPORATED (Dallas, TX)
Law Firm: No Counsel
Application No., Date, Speed: 16535194 on 08/08/2019 (740 days app to issue)

Abstract: An amplifier includes an input transistor, an input terminal, a first current source, a cascode transistor, and a second current source. The input transistor is coupled to the input terminal. The first current source is coupled to the input transistor and is configured to provide a bias current to the input transistor that is proportional to absolute temperature. The cascode transistor is coupled to the input transistor. The second current source is coupled to the cascode transistor and is configured to provide a bias current to the cascode transistor that is complementary to absolute temperature.

[H03F] AMPLIFIERS (measuring, testing G01R; optical parametric amplifiers G02F; circuit arrangements with secondary emission tubes H01J 43/30; masers, lasers H01S; dynamo-electric amplifiers H02K; control of amplification H03G; coupling arrangements independent of the nature of the amplifier, voltage dividers H03H; amplifiers capable only of dealing with pulses H03K; repeater circuits in transmission lines H04B 3/36, H04B 3/58; application of speech amplifiers in telephonic communication H04M 1/60, H04M 3/40)


Methods and apparatus to implement current limit test mode
Patent No. 11095282 

Inventor(s): Pavol Balaz (Freising, , DE)
Assignee(s): TEXAS INSTRUMENTS INCORPORATED (Dallas, TX)
Law Firm: No Counsel
Application No., Date, Speed: 16670720 on 10/31/2019 (656 days app to issue)

Abstract: Methods, apparatus, systems and articles of manufacture are disclosed. An example apparatus includes a gate controller coupled between an input terminal and an intermediate node, the gate controller including a first transistor coupled between the input terminal and a first node; a second transistor coupled between the first node and the intermediate node; a third transistor coupled between the input terminal and the intermediate node; and a charge pump coupled to the intermediate node; a switching network coupled between the intermediate node and an output terminal, the switching network including a high-side drive (HSD) transistor having a HSD gate terminal coupled to the intermediate node, the HSD transistor coupled between an input voltage and a switch node.

[H03K] PULSE TECHNIQUE (measuring pulse characteristics G01R; modulating sinusoidal oscillations with pulses H03C; transmission of digital information H04L; discriminator circuits detecting phase difference between two signals by counting or integrating cycles of oscillation H03D 3/04; automatic control, starting, synchronisation or stabilisation of generators of electronic oscillations or pulses where the type of generator is irrelevant or unspecified H03L; coding, decoding or code conversion, in general H03M) [4]


Low-power fractional analog PLL without feedback divider
Patent No. 11095293 

Inventor(s): Debapriya Sahu (Karnataka, , IN), Rittu Sachdev (Karnataka, , IN)
Assignee(s): TEXAS INSTRUMENTS INCORPORATED (Dallas, TX)
Law Firm: No Counsel
Application No., Date, Speed: 17139584 on 12/31/2020 (229 days app to issue)

Abstract: An integrated circuit device is provided. In some examples, the integrated circuit device includes a first re-timer configured to receive a reference clock signal and a voltage controlled oscillator (VCO) output signal, and the first re-timer is configured to provide a first re-timed clock signal in response to the reference clock signal and the VCO output signal. A multiplexer receives the first re-timed clock signal and provides a feedback clock signal. A phase frequency detector receives the feedback clock signal and the reference clock signal and provides an error signal in response to the feedback clock signal and the reference clock signal. A VCO receives a voltage signal based on the error signal, and the VCO is configured to provide the VCO output signal in response to the voltage signal.

[H03L] AUTOMATIC CONTROL, STARTING, SYNCHRONISATION, OR STABILISATION OF GENERATORS OF ELECTRONIC OSCILLATIONS OR PULSES (of dynamo-electric generators H02P) [3]


Reduced noise dynamic comparator for a successive approximation register analog-to-digital converter
Patent No. 11095300 

Inventor(s): Amal Kumar Kundu (Bengaluru, , IN), Janakiraman Seetharaman (Bengaluru, , IN), Sovan Ghosh (Paschim Medinipur, , IN)
Assignee(s): TEXAS INSTRUMENTS INCORPORATED (Dallas, TX)
Law Firm: No Counsel
Application No., Date, Speed: 16904604 on 06/18/2020 (425 days app to issue)

Abstract: A comparator circuit includes a first transistor configured to receive a first input and a second transistor configured to receive a second input. The comparator circuit further includes a third transistor coupled to a terminal of each of the first and second transistors. The third transistor is configured to be controlled by a first control signal. A gate of a fifth transistor is coupled to a terminal of a fourth transistor at a first node and a gate of the fourth transistor is coupled to a terminal of the fifth transistor at a second node. A sixth transistor is coupled between the first and fourth transistors. A seventh transistor is coupled between the second and fifth transistors. A gate of the sixth transistor and a gate of the seventh transistor are coupled together at a fixed voltage level.

[H03K] PULSE TECHNIQUE (measuring pulse characteristics G01R; modulating sinusoidal oscillations with pulses H03C; transmission of digital information H04L; discriminator circuits detecting phase difference between two signals by counting or integrating cycles of oscillation H03D 3/04; automatic control, starting, synchronisation or stabilisation of generators of electronic oscillations or pulses where the type of generator is irrelevant or unspecified H03L; coding, decoding or code conversion, in general H03M) [4]


Cyclic chirp calibration
Patent No. 11095336 

Inventor(s): Jason R. Smith (McKinney, TX)
Assignee(s): Raytheon Company (Waltham, MA)
Law Firm: Daly, Crowley, Mofford Durkee, LLP (2 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 16925612 on 07/10/2020 (403 days app to issue)

Abstract: A method, comprising: generating, by a signal source, a continuous chirp signal the chirp signal being generated by converting to analog form a plurality of digital samples, each of the plurality of digital samples being calculated, at least in part, by: (i) incrementing a first counter by a frequency slope value, (ii) incrementing a second counter by a current value of the first counter, and (iii) evaluating a periodic function based on a current value of the second counter; and transmitting the chirp signal from the signal source to a signal receiver, the chirp signal being transmitted over a communications channel that couples the signal source to the signal receiver, the chirp signal being transmitted as part of a test for detecting a phase response of the communications channel.

[H04B] TRANSMISSION [4]


Method and apparatus for enabling uplink MIMO
Patent No. 11095345 

Inventor(s): Boon Loong Ng (Plano, TX), Eko Onggosanusi (Coppell, TX), Md. Saifur Rahman (Plano, TX)
Assignee(s): Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd. (Suwon-si, , KR)
Law Firm: No Counsel
Application No., Date, Speed: 16656515 on 10/17/2019 (670 days app to issue)

Abstract: Methods and apparatuses enabling uplink multiple-input multiple-output (MIMO) are provided. A user equipment (UE) includes a transceiver and a processor operably connected to the transceiver. The transceiver is configured to receive an uplink (UL) grant for an UL transmission. The processor is configured to decode a precoding information field in downlink control information (DCI) associated with the UL grant. The precoding information field includes at least one precoding matrix indicator (PMI) corresponding to a plurality of precoders. The transceiver is further configured to precode a data stream according to the precoders indicated by the precoding information field and transmit the precoded data stream on an UL channel.

[H04W] WIRELESS COMMUNICATION NETWORKS [2009.01]


4TX codebook enhancement in LTE
Patent No. 11095346 

Inventor(s): Eko Onggosanusi (Coppell, TX), Ralf Bendlin (Cedar Park, TX), Runhua Chen (Plano, TX)
Assignee(s): TEXAS INSTRUMENTS INCORPORATED (Dallas, TX)
Law Firm: No Counsel
Application No., Date, Speed: 16989587 on 08/10/2020 (372 days app to issue)

Abstract: Channel state information (CSI) feedback in a wireless communication system is disclosed. A precoding matrix is generated for multi-antenna transmission based on precoding matrix indicator (PMI) feedback, wherein the PMI indicates a choice of precoding matrix derived from a matrix multiplication of two matrices from a first codebook and a second codebook. In one embodiment, the first codebook comprises at least a first precoding matrix constructed with a first group of adjacent Discrete-Fourier-Transform (DFT) vectors. In another embodiment, the first codebook comprises at least a second precoding matrix constructed with a second group of uniformly distributed non-adjacent DFT vectors. In yet another embodiment, the first codebook comprises at least a first precoding matrix and a second precoding matrix, where said first precoding matrix is constructed with a first group of adjacent DFT vectors, and said second precoding matrix is constructed with a second group of uniformly distributed non-adjacent DFT vectors.

[H04B] TRANSMISSION [4]


Multiple antenna repeater architecture
Patent No. 11095359 

Inventor(s): Michael James Mouser (Wylie, TX)
Assignee(s): Wilson Electronics, LLC (St. George, UT)
Law Firm: Thorpe North Western (1 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 16888609 on 05/29/2020 (445 days app to issue)

Abstract: Technology for a desktop signal booster is disclosed. The desktop signal booster can include a cellular signal amplifier, an integrated device antenna coupled to the cellular signal amplifier, an integrated node antenna coupled to the cellular signal amplifier, and wireless charging circuitry. The cellular signal amplifier can be configured to amplify signals for a wireless device, and the wireless device can be within a selected distance from the desktop signal booster. The integrated device antenna can be configured to transmit signals from the cellular signal amplifier to the wireless device. The integrated node antenna can be configured to transmit signals from the cellular signal amplifier to a base station. The wireless charging circuitry can be configured to wirelessly charge the wireless device when the wireless device is placed in proximity to the desktop signal booster.

[H04B] TRANSMISSION [4]


Systems and methods for utilizing quantum entropy in single packet authorization for secure network connections
Patent No. 11095440 

Inventor(s): Gina L. Otts (Flower Mound, TX), Mohammed M. Rahman (Allen, TX), William F. Copeland (Garland, TX)
Assignee(s): Verizon Patent and Licensing Inc. (Basking Ridge, NJ)
Law Firm: No Counsel
Application No., Date, Speed: 16699354 on 11/29/2019 (627 days app to issue)

Abstract: A device may receive, from a client device, a request with a single packet authorization (SPA) packet that includes data identifying a universal client device identifier (UID), a counter, a first one-time password generated based on a first shared key, the UID, and the counter. The device may generate a second shared key associated with the UID, and may compare the SPA packet to a comparison message authentication code (MAC) generated based on the second shared key, the UID, and the counter. The device may determine whether the SPA packet matches the comparison MAC, and may validate the client device when the SPA packet matches the comparison MAC. The device may provide a MAC associated with the SPA packet to the client device to enable the client device to validate the device for a secure communication based on establishing a pre-master key with the client device.

[H04L] TRANSMISSION OF DIGITAL INFORMATION, e.g. TELEGRAPHIC COMMUNICATION (arrangements common to telegraphic and telephonic communication H04M) [4]


Distributed tiered data exchanges within a blockchain network
Patent No. 11095456 

Inventor(s): Jayachandra Varma (Irving, TX), Manu Jacob Kurian (Dallas, TX)
Assignee(s): BANK OF AMERICA CORPORATION (Charlotte, NC)
Law Firm: Moore Van Allen PLLC (6 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 16421725 on 05/24/2019 (816 days app to issue)

Abstract: Distributed tiered data exchanges within a distributed trust/blockchain network are provided for. A continual and ongoing data asset transfer being conducted via a distributed ledger of the distributed trust/blockchain network is leveraged for the purpose of establishing and conducting other continuous and ongoing data asset transfers using the same distributed ledger of the distributed trust/blockchain network. The tiered nature of the asset transfers/distributions means that one distributed ledger can be established and used to conduct multiple different continuous and ongoing data assets transfers between the initial data asset transfer entities and/or other entities. As such, through the use of one distributed ledger of a distributed trust/blockchain network, a single data asset request made by a first entity (i.e., data asset transferee) may be used to make multiple different data asset distributions/transfers to one or many different entities.

[H04L] TRANSMISSION OF DIGITAL INFORMATION, e.g. TELEGRAPHIC COMMUNICATION (arrangements common to telegraphic and telephonic communication H04M) [4]


Frequency-domain IQ mismatch estimation
Patent No. 11095485 

Inventor(s): Jawaharlal Tangudu (Bengaluru, , IN), Sarma Sundareswara Gunturi (Bengaluru, , IN), Sashidharan Venkatraman (Bengaluru, , IN), Sthanunathan Ramakrishnan (Bengaluru, , IN), Sundarrajan Rangachari (Bengaluru, , IN)
Assignee(s): TEXAS INSTRUMENTS INCORPORATED (Dallas, TX)
Law Firm: No Counsel
Application No., Date, Speed: 16695586 on 11/26/2019 (630 days app to issue)

Abstract: An electrical system includes a transceiver with an IQ estimator and an IQ mismatch corrector. The electrical system also includes an antenna coupled to the transceiver. The IQ estimator is configured to perform frequency-domain IQ mismatch analysis to determine an IQ mismatch estimate at available frequency bins of a baseband data signal. The IQ mismatch corrector is configured to correct the baseband data signal based on the IQ mismatch estimate.

[H04B] TRANSMISSION [4]


Configuring measurement reference signals for MIMO
Patent No. 11095500 

Inventor(s): Robert Mark Harrison (Grapevine, TX)
Assignee(s): Telefonaktiebolaget LM Ericsson (publ) (Stockholm, , SE)
Law Firm: Withrow Terranova, PLLC (1 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 16213556 on 12/07/2018 (984 days app to issue)

Abstract: Systems and methods relating to 6-port and/or greater than 8-port Channel State Information Reference Signal (CSI-RS) configurations are disclosed. In some embodiments, a method of operation of a radio access node in a cellular communications network comprises configuring a plurality of CSI-RS ports for a wireless device, where the plurality of CSI-RS ports is six CSI-RS ports, ten CSI-RS ports, twelve CSI-RS ports, fourteen CSI-RS ports, or sixteen CSI-RS ports, depending on the embodiment. The method further comprises transmitting CSI-RS on at least a subset of the plurality of CSI-RS ports configured for the wireless device. In this manner, support for, e.g., an increased number of antenna ports and/or support for two-dimensional (2D) antenna arrays is provided.

[H04L] TRANSMISSION OF DIGITAL INFORMATION, e.g. TELEGRAPHIC COMMUNICATION (arrangements common to telegraphic and telephonic communication H04M) [4]


Internet of things (”IoT”) versatile nodes
Patent No. 11095512 

Inventor(s): Manu Kurian (Dallas, TX)
Assignee(s): Bank of America Corporation (Charlotte, NC)
Law Firm: Weiss Arons LLP (2 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 16386591 on 04/17/2019 (853 days app to issue)

Abstract: IoT devices are usually single-purpose devices with a set of instructions and parameters. This disclosure relates to a versatile framework that overcomes technical challenges for repurposing nodes operating in an IoT environment. Specifically, this disclosure describes security and functionality adaptations for versatile nodes (”vnodes”) operating within an IoT environment. Vnodes may include segmented data storage locations that allow multiple set of instructions and parameters to be stored on the vnode. The multiple sets of instructions/parameters may allow a vnode to perform a wide range of activities in different IoT operating environments. For example, a vnode may attach to a car during a trip then attach itself to the garage door, then re-attach to the car in the morning. Data storage may be segmented and allow data sharing between segmented storage locations. Data storage may be segmented and not allow data sharing between storage locations and thereby increases data controls.

[H04L] TRANSMISSION OF DIGITAL INFORMATION, e.g. TELEGRAPHIC COMMUNICATION (arrangements common to telegraphic and telephonic communication H04M) [4]


Method and system for secure zero touch device provisioning
Patent No. 11095517 

Inventor(s): Manish K. Srivastava (Frisco, TX), Ramesh Nadella (Allen, TX), Sivanaga Ravi Kumar Chunduru Venkata (Irving, TX), Vinod Ramalingam (Irving, TX)
Assignee(s): Verizon Patent and Licensing Inc. (Basking Ridge, NJ)
Law Firm: No Counsel
Application No., Date, Speed: 16210059 on 12/05/2018 (986 days app to issue)

Abstract: A customer premises device may include a memory configured to store day 0 configuration instructions, a first network interface to couple to an out-of-band orchestration and management path, a second network interface operatively coupled to a customer network, and at least one processor configured to automatically and without user input execute the day 0 configuration instructions. The at least one processor is configured to establish and maintain a secure tunnel connection with a security gateway device via the out-of-band orchestration and management path and to establish a connection with a configuration platform on the provider network via the secure tunnel connection. Orchestration instructions for configuring one or more VNFs are received from the configuration platform via the tunnel connection. The at least one processor is further configured to receive VNF management instructions via the secure tunnel connection, wherein the VNF management instructions include one of: updates, reconfigurations, or patches.

[H04L] TRANSMISSION OF DIGITAL INFORMATION, e.g. TELEGRAPHIC COMMUNICATION (arrangements common to telegraphic and telephonic communication H04M) [4]


Configuration and/or deployment of a service based on location information and network performance indicators of network devices that are to be used to support the service
Patent No. 11095532 

Inventor(s): Priya Moczygemba (Sachse, TX), Sachindra K. Nalluri (Frisco, TX)
Assignee(s): Verizon Patent and Licensing Inc. (Basking Ridge, NJ)
Law Firm: No Counsel
Application No., Date, Speed: 16949286 on 10/23/2020 (298 days app to issue)

Abstract: A device receives a request for a service and identifies, based on information included in the request, a set of sites that include a set of network devices that are capable of being used to support the service. The device obtains network performance indicator (NPI) data that is associated with a subset of network devices, of the set of network devices, and that includes NPI values that satisfy a set of performance criteria. The device causes the NPI data to be made available via an interface accessible to a user. The device receives device selection data that specifies a plurality of network devices, of the subset of network devices, that have been selected by the user. The device causes cause the plurality of network devices to be configured in a manner that allows the plurality of network devices to support the service.

[H04L] TRANSMISSION OF DIGITAL INFORMATION, e.g. TELEGRAPHIC COMMUNICATION (arrangements common to telegraphic and telephonic communication H04M) [4]


Embedded device interaction restrictions
Patent No. 11095566 

Inventor(s): Cherryl Dawson (Plano, TX), Mark A. Criss (McKinney, TX), Troy Miller (Plano, TX)
Assignee(s): Hewlett Packard Enterprise Development LP (Houston, TX)
Law Firm: Brooks, Cameron Huebsch, PLLC (2 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 16166967 on 10/22/2018 (1030 days app to issue)

Abstract: In some examples, a non-transitory machine-readable medium can include instructions executable by a processing resource to: monitor a quantity of interactions between a plurality of user interfaces with an embedded device, determine when the quantity of interactions with the embedded device exceeds a threshold, send a slow-down message to a portion of the plurality of user interfaces in response to the interactions with the embedded device exceeding the threshold, and restrict a portion of the quantity of interactions with the embedded device when the quantity of interactions continues to exceed the threshold for a quantity of time after the slow-down message was sent to the portion of the plurality of user interfaces.

[H04L] TRANSMISSION OF DIGITAL INFORMATION, e.g. TELEGRAPHIC COMMUNICATION (arrangements common to telegraphic and telephonic communication H04M) [4]


Monitoring security configurations of cloud-based services
Patent No. 11095644 

Inventor(s): Kevin W. Nibler (Dallas, TX)
Assignee(s): Bank of America Corporation (Charlotte, NC)
Law Firm: No Counsel
Application No., Date, Speed: 16431026 on 06/04/2019 (805 days app to issue)

Abstract: A cloud-based service monitoring device includes a criteria database and an exceptions database. The criteria database includes predefined configuration criteria corresponding to approved operating parameters of each cloud-based service being monitored. The exceptions database includes predefined configuration exceptions such that, for a given instance, each configuration exception corresponds to a different instance-specific criteria than the associated configuration criteria for the cloud-based service. The monitoring device extracts configuration settings from instances of the cloud-based service and compares the settings to the configuration criteria of the cloud-based service. If a suspect setting is identified that does not satisfy the configuration criteria at the service level, the monitoring device compares the suspect setting to instance-specific criteria. If the setting does not satisfy both the configuration criteria and the instance-specific criteria, an alert message may be transmitted to an administrator”s device.

[H04L] TRANSMISSION OF DIGITAL INFORMATION, e.g. TELEGRAPHIC COMMUNICATION (arrangements common to telegraphic and telephonic communication H04M) [4]


Resource transfer authorization decision engine
Patent No. 11095650 

Inventor(s): Zeray Misgina Measho (Dallas, TX)
Assignee(s): BANK OF AMERICA CORPORATION (Charlotte, NC)
Law Firm: Moore Van Allen PLLC (6 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 16780557 on 02/03/2020 (561 days app to issue)

Abstract: Systems, computer program products, and methods are described herein for authorization of resource allocation across an electronic network environment. The present invention is configured to receive a resource distribution request for distribution of resources from a resource distribution repository of a user to the first entity; retrieve one or more operational decision rules associated with the first entity; deny the distribution of resources from the resource distribution repository of the user to the first entity based on the operational rules; retrieve, from the resource distribution authorization database, at least one resource distribution decision matrix associated with the first entity; override the denial of the distribution of the resources from the resource distribution repository of the user to the first entity based on at least the resource distribution decision matrix; and initiate an execution of the distribution of resources associated with the resource distribution request.

[H04L] TRANSMISSION OF DIGITAL INFORMATION, e.g. TELEGRAPHIC COMMUNICATION (arrangements common to telegraphic and telephonic communication H04M) [4]


Blockchain enabled encryption
Patent No. 11095660 

Inventor(s): Divya Sai Toopran (Sunnyvale, CA), Katsumi Nagata (Foster City, CA)
Assignee(s): Toyota Motor Engineering Manufacturing North America, Inc. (Plano, TX)
Law Firm: Snell Wilmer L.L.P. (5 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 16262622 on 01/30/2019 (930 days app to issue)

Abstract: Methods, systems, and devices of an encryption key distribution system. The encryption key distribution system includes a first computing device, a second computing device and a third computing device. The first computing device includes a memory configured to store a first distributed ledger. The first computing device includes an electronic control unit. The electronic control unit is configured to provide the first distributed ledger to the second computing device when the distance is less than a threshold distance. The electronic control unit is configured to receive a second distributed ledger from the second computing device. The electronic control unit is configured to verify the second computing device using the second distributed ledger. The electronic control unit is configured to receive an encryption key from the third computing device after the second computing device has been verified.

[H04L] TRANSMISSION OF DIGITAL INFORMATION, e.g. TELEGRAPHIC COMMUNICATION (arrangements common to telegraphic and telephonic communication H04M) [4]


System for information security threat assessment based on data history
Patent No. 11095677 

Inventor(s): David Michael Steele (Carrollton, TX)
Assignee(s): BANK OF AMERICA CORPORATION (Charlotte, NC)
Law Firm: Moore Van Allen PLLC (6 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 16773726 on 01/27/2020 (568 days app to issue)

Abstract: The invention utilizes a two-component system to detect third party security threats and drive improved security threat mitigation based on the detection. The first component of the system is a security threat assessment engine, which receives and/or identifies external data and internal data regarding third parties in order to determine information security threats posed by third parties. The second component of the system is an analytics engine, which may comprise a machine learning component which is configured to detect threat patterns and anomalies. In response to the detection of the threat patterns and anomalies the security threat assessment engine may be modified in order to more accurately determine security threats.

[H04L] TRANSMISSION OF DIGITAL INFORMATION, e.g. TELEGRAPHIC COMMUNICATION (arrangements common to telegraphic and telephonic communication H04M) [4]


Method and system for mediating and provisioning services
Patent No. 11095720 

Inventor(s): Jukka Kalevi Salonen (Colleyville, TX)
Assignee(s): UNASSIGNED
Law Firm: Barnes Thornburg LLP (Local + 12 other metros)
Application No., Date, Speed: 16672820 on 11/04/2019 (652 days app to issue)

Abstract: Equipments and methods for a mediator server controlling communication between clients and service provider(s). Clients are associated with a client identifier address. The mediator uses multiple addresses for receiving communications from the clients regarding the provider(s). The mediator sends to the clients a set of inquiry messages pertaining to the service provider, in a first communication format and associated with a particular reply address. The mediator receives reply message(s) from the clients at the particular reply address, the reply message including the client identifier address and a reply generated at the client terminal device. The mediator sends the client terminal device(s) service continuation information by which the client(s) can continue service provisioning in a second communication format which is different from the first communication format.

[H04L] TRANSMISSION OF DIGITAL INFORMATION, e.g. TELEGRAPHIC COMMUNICATION (arrangements common to telegraphic and telephonic communication H04M) [4]


Multi-tenant computer systems for producing service results in response to service requests from client compute devices, and methods for the same
Patent No. 11095756 

Inventor(s): Dennis Frandsen (Dallas, TX)
Assignee(s): Flueid Software Corporation (Austin, TX)
Law Firm: Cooley LLP (14 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 17214620 on 03/26/2021 (144 days app to issue)

Abstract: In some embodiments, a non-transitory processor-readable medium receives, from a client compute device and at a multi-tenant computer system, a service request that includes an authentication token provided by a third-party compute device and that identifies a single-tenant account (1) of the multi-tenant computer system and (2) associated with the client compute device. The medium sends an information request for first information associated with the service request to the third-party compute device. The medium receives the first information from the third-party compute device in response to the information request. The medium processes the service request based on the first information to produce a service result responsive to the service request. The medium sends the service result to the client compute device. The medium sends, to the third-party compute device, second information including at least one of billing data, reporting data or performance data associated with the service request and the service result.

[H04L] TRANSMISSION OF DIGITAL INFORMATION, e.g. TELEGRAPHIC COMMUNICATION (arrangements common to telegraphic and telephonic communication H04M) [4]


Dynamic controlled-environment facility resident communication allocation based on call volume
Patent No. 11095770 

Inventor(s): Patrick Dover (Highland Village, TX)
Assignee(s): Securus Technologies, LLC (Carrollton, TX)
Law Firm: Fogarty LLP (3 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 16594173 on 10/07/2019 (680 days app to issue)

Abstract: Dynamic controlled-environment facility resident communication allocation based on call volume may be implemented using a controlled-environment facility secure communication platform. The platform monitors controlled-environment facility resident call volume, recognizes an average call volume and detects an increase in call volume above the average call volume or a decrease in call volume below the average call volume. The platform automatically initiates a controlled-environment facility resident calling restriction in response to a detected increase in call volume or automatically initiates an increase in controlled-environment facility resident calling allocation in response to a detected decrease in call volume below the average call volume. Thereafter, the platform automatically removes the calling restriction upon the call volume dropping to a first predetermined threshold in accordance with the average call volume or automatically remove the increase in calling allocation upon the call volume rising to a second predetermined threshold in accordance with the average call volume.

[H04M] TELEPHONIC COMMUNICATION (circuits for controlling other apparatus via a telephone cable and not involving telephone switching apparatus G08)


Apparatus and method for high dynamic range (HDR) image creation of dynamic scenes using graph cut-based labeling
Patent No. 11095829 

Inventor(s): Hamid R. Sheikh (Allen, TX), Ibrahim Pekkucuksen (Plano, TX), John W. Glotzbach (Allen, TX), Long N. Le (Richardson, TX), Ruiwen Zhen (Allen, TX), Zhen Tong (Allen, TX)
Assignee(s): Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd. (Suwon-si, , KR)
Law Firm: No Counsel
Application No., Date, Speed: 16544008 on 08/19/2019 (729 days app to issue)

Abstract: A method includes obtaining multiple image frames of a scene using at least one sensor of an electronic device. The multiple image frames include a first image frame and a second image frame having a longer exposure than the first image frame. The method also includes generating a label map that identifies pixels in the multiple image frames that are to be used in an image. The method further includes generating the image of the scene using the pixels extracted from the image frames based on the label map. The label map may include multiple labels, and each label may be associated with at least one corresponding pixel and may include a discrete value that identifies one of the multiple image frames from which the at least one corresponding pixel is extracted.

[H04N] PICTORIAL COMMUNICATION, e.g. TELEVISION [4]


Point cloud compression using interpolation
Patent No. 11095908 

Inventor(s): Hossein Najaf-Zadeh (Allen, TX), Madhukar Budagavi (Plano, TX), Neha Dawar (Plano, TX)
Assignee(s): Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd. (Suwon-si, , KR)
Law Firm: No Counsel
Application No., Date, Speed: 16452357 on 06/25/2019 (784 days app to issue)

Abstract: A decoding device, an encoding device and a method for point cloud decoding is disclosed. The method includes receiving a bitstream. The method also includes decoding the bitstream into a geometry frame and a texture frame. The geometry and texture frames represent include pixels representing points of the 3D point cloud from different layers. The method further includes deriving a set of missing geometry values from the pixels in the geometry frame and a set of missing texture values from the pixels in the texture frame. The method additionally includes generating a first set of frames representing geometry based on the geometry frame and the set of missing geometry values and generating a second set of frames representing texture based on the texture frame and the set of missing texture values. The method also includes generating the 3D point cloud using the first and second sets of frames.

[H04N] PICTORIAL COMMUNICATION, e.g. TELEVISION [4]


Hearing aid and method for use of same
Patent No. 11095992 

Inventor(s): Ekaterina Sokolovskaya (The Hague, , NL), Grigorii Sokolovskii (St. Petersburg, , RU), Laslo Olah (Richardson, TX), Sergey Losev (St. Petersburg, , RU)
Assignee(s): Texas Institute of Science, Inc. (Richardson, TX)
Law Firm: Griggs Bergen LLP (Local)
Application No., Date, Speed: 17027225 on 09/21/2020 (330 days app to issue)

Abstract: A hearing aid and method for use of the same are disclosed. In one embodiment, the hearing includes a body that at least partially conforms to the contours of an external ear and is sized to engage therewith. Various electronic components are contained within the body, including an electronic signal processor that is programmed with a respective left ear qualified sound range and a right ear qualified sound range. Each of the left ear qualified sound range and the right ear qualified sound range may be a range of sound corresponding to a preferred hearing range of an ear of the patient modified with a subjective assessment of sound quality according to the patient. Sound received at the hearing aid is converted to the qualified sound range prior to output.

[H04R] LOUDSPEAKERS, MICROPHONES, GRAMOPHONE PICK-UPS OR LIKE ACOUSTIC ELECTROMECHANICAL TRANSDUCERS; DEAF-AID SETS; PUBLIC ADDRESS SYSTEMS (producing sounds with frequency not determined by supply frequency G10K) [6]


Integrated Wi-Fi location
Patent No. 11096012 

Inventor(s): Ian James Sherlock (Dallas, TX)
Assignee(s): TEXAS INSTRUMENTS INCORPORATED (Dallas, TX)
Law Firm: No Counsel
Application No., Date, Speed: 16425839 on 05/29/2019 (811 days app to issue)

Abstract: An apparatus includes an integrated circuit that includes a microprocessor and a microcontroller unit circuit (MCU) coupled to the microprocessor. The MCU includes a central processing unit (CPU) core and a network processor that implements a wireless interface. The MCU is configured to execute a location application that facilitates a determination of a physical location of the apparatus. The MCU may also be configured to support one or more management functions. The microprocessor sends data to the MCU for wireless transmission by the MCU”s wireless interface.

[H04W] WIRELESS COMMUNICATION NETWORKS [2009.01]


Systems and methods for emphasizing and deemphasizing radio beams from base stations
Patent No. 11096034 

Inventor(s): Krishna K. Bellamkonda (Roanoke, TX)
Assignee(s): Verizon Patent and Licensing Inc. (Basking Ridge, NJ)
Law Firm: No Counsel
Application No., Date, Speed: 16947781 on 08/17/2020 (365 days app to issue)

Abstract: A device may receive data identifying user devices within a geographical area of a base station, respective services provided by the base station to the user devices, the geographical area, an earth station within the geographical area, an infrastructure within the geographical area, and other base stations located geographically adjacent to the geographical area. The device may determine, based on the received data, interfering beams of the base station that interfere with the earth station, and may include data identifying the interfering beams, in a first list of beams to be deemphasized. The device may determine, based on the received data, beams of the base station to be emphasized based on the infrastructure, and may include data identifying the beams to be emphasized, in a second list. The device may control the base station based on the first list and the second list.

[H04W] WIRELESS COMMUNICATION NETWORKS [2009.01]


Method and apparatus for uplink beam management in next generation wireless systems
Patent No. 11096066 

Inventor(s): Eko Onggosanusi (Coppell, TX), Li Guo (Allen, TX)
Assignee(s): Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd. (Suwon-si, , KR)
Law Firm: No Counsel
Application No., Date, Speed: 16728779 on 12/27/2019 (599 days app to issue)

Abstract: A method of a user equipment (UE) for beam management in a wireless communication system is provided. The method comprises receiving, from a base station (BS), a downlink message comprising configuration information that includes a direction of Tx beam and a pattern of the beam sweeping of a set of transmit (Tx) beams for sounding reference signals (SRSs); determining information comprising the direction of the Tx beam and the pattern of the beam sweeping of the set of Tx beams; and transmitting, to the BS, an uplink message including a number of the SRSs for the beam management of the set of Tx beams in accordance with the configuration information.

[H04W] WIRELESS COMMUNICATION NETWORKS [2009.01]


Intra-RAT handover for next generation system
Patent No. 11096093 

Inventor(s): Jayshree A Bharatia (Plano, TX)
Assignee(s): Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd. (Suwon-si, , KR)
Law Firm: No Counsel
Application No., Date, Speed: 15861328 on 01/03/2018 (1322 days app to issue)

Abstract: A method of an access and mobility function (AMF) for state management in a wireless communication system is provided. The method comprises determining a state of at least one state machine, receiving, from a target access network (AN), an N2 path switch request message based on the state of the at least one state machine, transmitting, to a session management function (SMF), an N11 message, and transmitting, to the target AN, an N2 path switch request acknowledgement (Ack) message when receiving an N11 Ack message, from the SMF, corresponding to the N11 message, wherein the target AN transmits a release resource message to a source AN when the target AN receives the N2 path switch request Ack message.

[H04W] WIRELESS COMMUNICATION NETWORKS [2009.01]


Methods and network elements for multi-connectivity control
Patent No. 11096109 

Inventor(s): Kamakshi Sridhar (Plano, TX)
Assignee(s): Alcatel Lucent S.A.S. (Nozay, , FR)
Law Firm: Harrington Smith (6 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 16487910 on 02/22/2018 (1272 days app to issue)

Abstract: In one example embodiment, a first network element includes a memory storing computer-readable instructions and at least one processor configured to execute the computer-readable instructions to cause the first network element to, obtain user equipment (UE)-side parameter values from a user domain of the UE, convert a first data stream received from a second network element into multiple second data streams over multiple data communication paths between the UE and the first network element and allocate the multiple second data streams to at least one of the multiple data communication paths based on the UE-side parameter values.

[H04W] WIRELESS COMMUNICATION NETWORKS [2009.01]


Base station apparatus, mobile station apparatus, method for mapping a response signal, and method for determining a response signal resource
Patent No. 11096204 

Inventor(s): Akihiko Nishio (Kanagawa, , JP), Alexander Golitschek Edler Von Elbwart (Darnstadt, , DE), Masaru Fukuoka (Ishikawa, , JP)
Assignee(s): Optis Wireless Technology, LLC (Plano, TX)
Law Firm: Nixon Vanderhye P.C. (2 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 16828880 on 03/24/2020 (511 days app to issue)

Abstract: A mobile station comprises a receiver and a processor. The receiver is configured to receive, from a base station, allocation information indicating one or a plurality of allocated resource block(s) of uplink which are consecutive in a frequency domain. The processor is configured to determine, based on the allocation information, one of the resources of downlink, to which an ACK or NACK signal is distributively mapped onto a plurality of resource elements in subcarrier groups. The subcarrier resources within subcarrier group are consecutive in frequency domain and nonconsecutive in the frequency domain among subcarrier groups.

[H04W] WIRELESS COMMUNICATION NETWORKS [2009.01]


Scheduler for power-efficient time slotted protocol
Patent No. 11096208 

Inventor(s): Ariton E. Xhafa (Plano, TX), Arvind K. Raghu (Plano, TX), Ramanuja Vedantham (Allen, TX), Xiaolin Lu (Plano, TX)
Assignee(s): Texas Instruments Incorporated (Dallas, TX)
Law Firm: No Counsel
Application No., Date, Speed: 16175490 on 10/30/2018 (1022 days app to issue)

Abstract: A network includes a parent node and at least one child node configured to communicate with the parent node via a wireless network protocol. The parent node includes a broadcast coordinator to transmit a broadcast message from the parent node to the child node at predetermined time intervals according to the wireless network protocol. A scheduler generates a scheduling packet that is communicated in the broadcast message. The scheduling packet includes a data field to instruct each child node to activate and receive data communicated from the parent node in a prescribed time slot following the broadcast message that is defined by the scheduling packet.

[H04W] WIRELESS COMMUNICATION NETWORKS [2009.01]


Method and apparatus for initial access block on stand-alone NR unlicensed spectrum
Patent No. 11096216 

Inventor(s): Hongbo Si (Plano, TX)
Assignee(s): Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd. (Suwon-si, , KR)
Law Firm: No Counsel
Application No., Date, Speed: 16213208 on 12/07/2018 (984 days app to issue)

Abstract: A UE in a wireless communication system is provided. The UE comprises at least one processor configured to identify a DTTC including at least one of a first periodicity, a duration of a first transmission window, or a first timing offset of the first transmission window, wherein the DTTC is identified for the DSCH or RLM in a serving cell, and identify a DMTC including at least one of a second periodicity, a duration of a second transmission window, or a second timing offset of the second transmission window, wherein the DMTC is identified for RRM measurement based on the DSCH. The UE further comprises a transceiver operably connected to the processor, the transceiver configured to receive, from a BS, at least one DSCH from a set of DSCH over unlicensed downlink channels based on the identified DTTC, wherein the received at least one DSCH includes a SS/PBCH block.

[H04W] WIRELESS COMMUNICATION NETWORKS [2009.01]


Double-sided, high-density network fabrication
Patent No. 11096271 

Inventor(s): Douglas R. Gentry (Plano, TX), Sankerlingam Rajendran (Plano, TX), Thang D. Nguyen (Wylie, TX), Walter B. Aschenbeck, Jr. (Dallas, TX)
Assignee(s): RAYTHEON COMPANY (Waltham, MA)
Law Firm: Cantor Colburn LLP (7 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 16844586 on 04/09/2020 (495 days app to issue)

Abstract: A conductive network fabrication process is provided and includes filling a hole formed in a substrate with dielectric material, laminating films of the dielectric material on either side of the substrate, opening a through-hole through the dielectric material at the hole, depositing a conformal coating of dielectric material onto an interior surface of the through-hole and executing seed layer metallization onto the conformal coating in the through-hole to form a seed layer extending continuously along an entire length of the through-hole.

[H05K] PRINTED CIRCUITS; CASINGS OR CONSTRUCTIONAL DETAILS OF ELECTRIC APPARATUS; MANUFACTURE OF ASSEMBLAGES OF ELECTRICAL COMPONENTS (details of instruments or comparable details of other apparatus not otherwise provided for G12B; thin-film or thick-film circuits H01L 27/01, H01L 27/13; non-printed means for electric connections to or between printed circuits H01R; casings for, or constructional details of, particular types of apparatus, see the relevant subclasses; processes involving only a single technical art, e.g. heating, spraying, for which provision exists elsewhere, see the relevant classes)


 

E L E C T R I C I T Y

System and method for originating a call via a circuit-switched network from a user equipment device
Patent No. RE048696 (Reissue)

Inventor(s): Jan Hendrik Lucas Bakker (Keller, TX)
Assignee(s): BlackBerry Limited (Waterloo, , CA)
Law Firm: Fish Richardson P.C. (Local + 13 other metros)
Application No., Date, Speed: 15467640 on 03/23/2017 (1608 days app to issue)

Abstract: In one aspect, an application server (AS) node comprises a processor configured to receive a first SIP Invite request from the UE device, the first SIP Invite request having call information which includes a URI of a called party and data indicating that the first SIP Invite request is for a bearer over a circuit-switched (CS) network. An E.164 number is associated with the call information in the first SIP Invite request and a SIP response including the E.164 number is sent to the UE device in response to receiving the first SIP Invite request. When a call setup message including the E.164 number received from the CS network, the received E.164 number is verified if it is valid and if so, the call information is identified based on the E.164 number and is sent to the called party via a second SIP Invite request. Patent Class: N/A


DESIGN PATENTS

Door lock plate cover
Patent No. D927962 

Inventor(s): Aaron Masters (Dallas, TX)
Assignee(s): UNASSIGNED
Law Firm: Law Office of Jeff Williams PLLC (Local + 690 other metros)
Application No., Date, Speed: 29705209 on 09/10/2019 (707 days app to issue)

Abstract: No Abstract Patent Class: N/A


Display panel portion with an animated graphical user interface
Patent No. D928187 

Inventor(s): David Leonardo Perez (The Colony, TX), Isaac Nathan Holcomb (Celina, TX), Sarah Xiong (Cedar Hill, TX)
Assignee(s): United Services Automobile Association (USAA) (San Antonio, TX)
Law Firm: Fish Richardson P.C. (Local + 13 other metros)
Application No., Date, Speed: 29660931 on 08/23/2018 (1090 days app to issue)

Abstract: No Abstract Patent Class: N/A


Hoverboard
Patent No. D928264 

Inventor(s): Matao Cao (Lishui, , CN), Qin Ke (Lishui, , CN), Qiusheng Zhang (Lishui, , CN)
Assignee(s): Golabs Inc. (Carrollton, TX)
Law Firm: Muncy, Geissler, Olds Lowe, P.C. (2 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 29711107 on 10/29/2019 (658 days app to issue)

Abstract: No Abstract Patent Class: N/A


Container
Patent No. D928284 

Inventor(s): Daniel Boss (Morris Township, NJ), Eric R. Anderson (Montclair, NJ), Lingtao Yu (Summit, NJ), Linlin Xing (Wayne, NJ), Norman M. Chin (Somerville, NJ)
Assignee(s): Building Materials Investment Corporation (Dallas, TX)
Law Firm: Venable LLP (7 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 29716073 on 12/06/2019 (620 days app to issue)

Abstract: No Abstract Patent Class: N/A


Container
Patent No. D928285 

Inventor(s): Daniel Boss (Morris Township, NJ), Eric R. Anderson (Montclair, NJ), Lingtao Yu (Summit, NJ), Linlin Xing (Wayne, NJ), Norman M. Chin (Somerville, NJ)
Assignee(s): Building Materials Investment Corporation (Dallas, TX)
Law Firm: Venable LLP (7 non-local offices)
Application No., Date, Speed: 29716074 on 12/06/2019 (620 days app to issue)

Abstract: No Abstract Patent Class: N/A


Callus remover
Patent No. D928406 

Inventor(s): Mary Leona Durio (Arlington, TX), Zachary Adam Kroeger (Arlington, TX)
Assignee(s): UNASSIGNED
Law Firm: Spencer Jones Law, PLLC (no location found)
Application No., Date, Speed: 29759401 on 11/23/2020 (267 days app to issue)

Abstract: No Abstract Patent Class: N/A


Floor scrubber
Patent No. D928439 

Inventor(s): Trina Augunet Jackson (Arlington, TX)
Assignee(s): UNASSIGNED
Law Firm: No Counsel
Application No., Date, Speed: 29698656 on 07/18/2019 (761 days app to issue)

Abstract: No Abstract Patent Class: N/A


Pallet rail
Patent No. D928445 

Inventor(s): Jeffry L. Wilkerson (Grapevine, TX), Michael A. McGregor (Lewisville, TX), Paul D. Phillips (Frisco, TX), Victor A. Sahm, III (Dallas, TX)
Assignee(s): Southwest Agri-Plastics, Inc. (Dallas, TX)
Law Firm: Foley Lardner LLP (Local + 13 other metros)
Application No., Date, Speed: 29730580 on 04/06/2020 (498 days app to issue)

Abstract: No Abstract Patent Class: N/A

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